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Wine Tasting - Albariño is Awesome

Perks of being a wine writer = wine! 

A delicious evening of a Virtual Wine tasting with Rias Baixas Wines on yes...a Tuesday. Thank you Kara Lucio Siemens for joining me in learning more about Albariño. Tonight we go by Sip of Spokane & @DancingontheTable 

This was Live feed with dozens of wine enthusiasts/professionals from around the country tasting and tweeting along with James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer, broadcaster and arts educator Lyn Farmer who shared his insights about how to pair Rías Baixas Albariño this holiday season. It was an evening of great wine. Here’s to proving you can have remarkable wine without breaking out the platinum Amex. 

Bodegas As Laxas Sensum NV (Sparkling Albariño) Nothing says celebrate like bubbles. Made in the traditional method but smoother and lighter than champagne. $29.99/bottle This is a fabulous food friendly wine. 


Pazo Pondal Albariño 2016 $20/bottle this reminded me of a plush Sauv Blanc with honey and citrus. A bright and happy wine. 


Santiago Ruiz Albariño 2017 $20/bottle i’m a sucker for a good level. Even better when the wine delivers. Full-bodied with Freddy complexity and mineralogy on the palate prior to a long and crisp finish. 


Rectoral do Umia S.A.U. Marqués de Frías 2017 $13/bottle Kara’s favorite was the least expensive wine. Now that’s a first. Well, it was wonderful and only $13/bottle perfect balance between Friday in pearl melts highlighting app on stone fruits. Perfectly paired with sushi. 

Altos de Torona Rosal 2017 A good parent for seafood especially shellfish. Definitely a bottle I wanna spend more time with possibly buy the ocean.


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