Peachy and refreshing, albariño is a great hot weather white wine.* It’s easy to drink, it’s less easy to pronounce the name of the Spanish region – Rías Baixas – where most of it is grown. Well, I’ve just come back from a few days in RB during which I learnt:
1. Seafood in Rías Baixas is delicious. Especially the teeny, tiny scallops, and the octopus, with olive oil and paprika.
2. Did I mention the octopus?
3. How to say Rías Baixas without fear of being corrected – and I’ve made a short video in which the local winemakers, barmen and vine growers show you how it’s done. Go on, wrap yur tongue round those consonants. Oh, and spot the two English people – David Williams of World of Fine Wine and Hamish Anderson of The Tate.
*(If you want to buy one, I rate Tesco finest* albariño and LOVE the Palacio de Fefiñanes version sold by Waitrose, which at £15.99 is about twice the price but worth every penny.)
Here’s the vid!