Albarino Tag


Rias Baixas: Val do Salnes

16 Nov 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, videos

My tasting tour of Rias Baixas led to a wonderful discovery: The female winemakers in this region have made an indelible impression upon the quality of the wines and the respect Albariño grapes have earned internationally.

Rias Baixas: Santiago de Compostela

06 Oct 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, travel Play in new window | Download | Embed This summer I was invited by Wines from Spain and the Rias Baixas wine region to explore their viniferous offerings. I came away from the trip with a lot of new thoughts on white wines, as they hadn’t held much excitement for me — until I discovered why. A big part of enjoying wine comes from finding out what you like, the reasons you like it, and building from the flavor notes that attract your senses, so much was revealed to me in the span of this tour. With 3 winery…

The Wines of Rias Baixas

31 May 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, travel, videos

I am off on another exciting food and wine adventure, this time for my first visit to Spain! Interestingly, I’m visiting what some might consider to be the most atypical region of the country, Galicia, to explore the wines of Rias Baixas. When one thinks of Spain, one immediately thinks of red wine and paella; however, Rias Baixas is most well-known for its signature grape, Albariño (al-ba-REEN-yo). A protected varietal, Albariño is the only DO (Denomination of Origin) white wine in Spain, and wines labeled as such must be made with 100% Albariño grapes. Known for flavor profiles of honeysuckle,…

FP48: Albariño and Lessons Learned

23 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, podcast Play in new window | Download | EmbedSometimes I forget to follow my own advice, and this time it was in reference to new wines and their effects on the palate. Whoops! Join Chef Mark, the Pastry Princess and I as we explore Albariño, Spain’s queen of white wines, and learn a bit of history from one of the leading winemakers of Rias Baixas. Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork (