TAPAS announces the seventh International Albariño Days, August 1-5, 2018: A celebration of the Albariño grape. We are encouraging everyone to open a bottle of Albariño, enjoy the fun, and share their experiences online with the hashtag #AlbarinoFiesta.
In past years we celebrated only one day, but going forward we'll be celebrating for a whole week - to coincide with the Fiesta del Albariño held in the small coastal town of Cambados, Spain during the first week of August. Albariño is traditionally grown in Rias Baixas, a wine region in Galicia in northwestern Spain, and produces crisp, acidic white wines ideal for summer evenings and seafood pairings. It is also grown in Portugal, where it is known as Alvarinho. Now it is being grown in North America, so we’re celebrating with International Albariño Day.
For 2018, "Name That Wine" posted a new video "All in for Albariño" with a blind tasting of wines from Spain, Oregon and California. And for six fun facts on Albariño, watch this two-minute video from Karen MacNeil, author of the Wine Bible. (P.S. - go to KarenMacNeil.com and sign up for WineSpeed, Karen's Friday afternoon tip sheet of wine advice and wine recommendations!)
We encourage wineries, wine shops, restaurants, bars, and everyone else to hold special events during Albariño Days! Whether or not you attend an organized event, use #AlbarinoFiesta to connect with fellow Albariño enthusiasts worldwide!
from PullThatCork.com - Let’s Celebrate Albariño!
from WineFolly.com - All About Albariño Wine
International Albariño Day events:
- Grilled Shrimp. Lemon-Caper Sauce and Mozzarella with EVOO on hand tossed dough. Try with their 2013 Albariño.
- Chopped Eggs, Parmesan, Bacon and Italian cheese blend with Caesar Dressing and on hand tossed dough. Enjoy with their 2O17 Albariño Private Selection
- Margherita Pizza, Oven-roasted Tomatoes, Basil, Mozzarella, and EVOO on hand tossed dough. A perfect pairing with their 2O14 Dolcetto.
- Dessert; House made Lemon Custard Pie with Blueberries. Try with our 2O17 Blanco Dulce.
All days (Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th) - try an Albariño Tasting Flight including their 2013 Albariño, 2014 Albariño, 2017 Albariño and 2017 Albariño Private Selection. Sit out on the plaza with a Cheese Platter or Plaza Plate (meat, cheese, almonds, olives and dried fruit). Open daily 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm on Friday. (No outside food or drink please.)
Lodi Tour of Albariño, August 10-12, 2018
Guests are invited to take part in a self-guided tour through Lodi wine country with special tastings and offers of the delicious Spanish white variety Albariño at nine participating wineries: Bokisch, Dancing Coyote, Estate Crush, Harney Lane, Jeremy Wine Co., Klinker Brick, Mettler, Oak Farm and Paskett.
The Lodi AVA is well-known for being an innovator in the wine industry, growing more than 125 varieties of wine grapes. Albariño generally produces a light-colored, aromatic wine with high acid and light to medium body that often expresses ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors that pairs well with light, fresh dishes.
No reservations or tickets required. Just visit any of the participating wineries, grab a guidebook and enjoy Lodi Albariño!
The Downtown Historic District in Winters, CA presents the 2nd Annual Albariño Wine Stroll!
Saturday, August 5, from 2-5 pm, in honor of International Albariño Day, come and celebrate the "Wine of the Day" with us as we take you on a Spanish inspired Wine Stroll throughout the heart of Downtown Winters.
Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the Turkovich and Berryessa Gap tasting rooms.
Watch this space for more details and events! If you're interested in organizing an event or becoming a sponsor, please contact TAPAS!