Faustino Rivero Ulecia Albariño 2018 Rias Baixas

Albariño is currently rather fashionable, particularly when from Rias Baixas in Galicia. It’s a somewhat forgotten, often rainy inland area of North Western Spain. This one comes in a distinctive blue bottle (it’s not the only Rias Baixas Albariño that does) and would be good to bring to a dinner party. The salty hint to…

Les Arbousiers Albariño 2018 – Virgin Wines

I was recently asked to navigate a posh Cotswolds pub wine-list and to recommend a white and a red for a private party. Their Albariño was the white I chose; it’s currently rather fashionable, particularly those from Rias Baixas in Galicia. Albariño is also found in Portugal and is now produced in several Californian regions…

Albariño, Vinas de Rey, Tesco Finest

Tesco’s updated ‘Finest’ range is doing a good job of teaming up with good producers and releasing own-label wines that are interesting and reasonably priced. As I’m off to Spain shortly I thought I’d get in the mood by trying another of Tesco’s (so far) interesting, well chosen ‘Finest’ range of wines. In recent years Albariño attracted…