Rías Baixas wines surge ahead in U.S. market
The secret is out, and Albariño is in – especially in the United States. Rías Baixas has reported growth of 13% by volume to the U.S. alone from August 31, 2020, to September 1, 2021, an all-time high. The United States is the largest export market for Albariño wines from Rías Baixas.
The appeal of Albariño wines is easy to understand. Grown in the Galicia region of northwest Spain, these crisp whites feature pronounced citrus, floral, and stone fruit notes with balanced minerality, resulting in food-friendly wines that are accessible but interesting. The uptick in U.S. sales indicates a global trend as the small, family-owned wineries of Rías Baixas continue to gain popularity and market share.
A Taste of the Holidays
Tapas Recipes from Chef Albert Bevia
Huge holiday meals are so 2019. Is it time to lighten up your holiday spread with tapas recipes? If you’re looking for sharable recipes perfect for pairing with a crisp Albariño from Rias Baixas, we’ve tapped Chef Albert Bevia from Spain on a Fork to curate a Spanish tapas recipe menu inspired by seasonal flavors perfect for holiday celebrations with friends. Recipes include: Sautéed Garlic Pumpkin, Stuffed Mushrooms with Manchego Cheese & Breadcrumbs and Spanish Garlic Shrimp with Grapes
Learn How The Galicians Say Happy Holidays
Spain is a beautiful quilt of unique cultural identities sewn together with food, wine, and heritage. Galicia, the area where Rías Baixas cultivates our award-winning Albariños, has its own traditions and even language! This month on Instagram, learn how Galicians celebrate the season with holiday greetings in their native Gallego language.
Spain’s Great Match NY21
Great Match NY21 was a rousing success! We were thrilled to be back in person to showcase the limitless variety of Spanish products available. Rías Baixas welcomed attendees to the world of beautiful Albariño wines. Our team sampled some of our favorite wines from 2019 and 2020, including Quinta De Couselo, Vionta Albariño, Viña Cartin and more.