If Rías Baixas isn’t on your bucket list for 2019, we hope this newsletter will inspire you to visit us soon. This month’s news includes travel tips from regional expert Lorena Varela, insights from top Somms who love Albariño, and some favorite shares from your recent posts about the region. Have something to share? Tweet us using the hashtag #RiasBaixasTop5 to join the conversation. Salud!
What’s New in 2019
With the New Year comes exciting news from the region. Not only will the 2018 vintages be arriving to the US in April – just in time for spring! – but Rías Baixas Wines will also be participating in several marquee events. In June, we’re heading to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. In August, we’ll be celebrating Albariño Week for the first time across the country. In the fall, we’ll return to the Great Match in New York and Los Angeles. We’ll also be sharing our exclusive Albariño pairing guides and fresh content on our website, so keep checking in!
Why So Many Somms Are Albariño Enthusiasts
Albariño is the native grape of northwest Spain, a cool Atlantic region with views as breathtaking as the wine. Why do somms love it? These beloved white wines deliver floral scents from lemon blossom to lemongrass; fruit aromas from grapefruit to white peach and yellow plum; and tart, attention-grabbing acidity. This last flavor characteristic is the secret to Albariño’s charm as a wine that is fresh and ready to drink now or a wine that can develop beautifully over time. Read more.
What’s Trending? Top 5 Posts
We love staying connected to our friends @RiasBaixasWines. Thanks for sharing your recommendations for favorite food pairings, beautiful bottle shots, and tasting notes. Be sure to follow us on Twitter + Instagram and check out top-trending posts. Keep tagging and talking with #RiasBaixasTop5 for your chance to be included in our next round-up! Read more.
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Ruta Do Viño Rías Baixas, but first, get the inside scoop from regional representative Lorena Varela.