Winephabet Street – A is for Albarino

Winephabet Street – A is for Albarino

I embarked on a new adventure with Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines two weeks about call Winephabet Street.  Think Sesame Street for wine lovers.  Our first show was all about the Letter A and Albarino. Albarino is the indigenous grape variety hails from the Rias Baixas...
Dancing with the Coyotes

Dancing with the Coyotes

I love this quote I found on their website –  “The Coyote Legend” “Legend has it, each year at the beginning of hte growing season, a band of coyotes from the nearby foothills, sneak into our vineyards, and for no apparent reason other than...
More Albarino Please

More Albarino Please

We are into week 6 of Albarino and I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying learning all about Green Spain, Galicia and the wine. The Celtic tribe that was known as Gallaeci settled in the region during the Iron Age. They left behind castros which were fortified,...
3 Take-Aways After A Month of Albarino

3 Take-Aways After A Month of Albarino

Every week in April I was amazed at the Albarino wine I tasted.  All unique, all similar yet very different. The wines tasted in the program I am taking part in were 100% Albarino.( We are moving to Albarino blends in May, so more to come on this wonderful wine and...
The Different Expressions of Albarino

The Different Expressions of Albarino

We’ve been talking this month all about Albarino from the Rias Baixas region of Spain. The grape has many different expressions and that comes from a variety of influences; weather, terroir, winemaking style and if it’s 100% Albarino or blended with other...
To Sip or to Pair Albarino

To Sip or to Pair Albarino

This week in the land of Galicia, Spain we tasted two Albarino’s that that were pretty different. One I will call the sipper the other the pairing wine.  As I am learning, Albarino is quite the diverse wine and has many personalities.  For this pairing I happen...