Cooking with White Wine
Need a white wine for cooking? The most important thing to know is that the wine should taste good on its own. A poor-quality wine can turn a great dish into a bad one.
What are two wine regions in the Iberian Peninsula where you can find Albariño?
- Rioja and Cava
- Vinho Verde and Rías Baixas
- Priorat and Alentejo
- Port and Ribera del Duero
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Albariño and How to Find Quality
Albariño (“alba-reen-yo”) is a high-quality, light-bodied white grape that grows mostly in Spain and Portugal. It’s loved for its high acidity, refreshing citrus flavors, dry taste, and subtle saltiness.
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Beginner’s Guide To Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde is a small region in Northern Portugal known for its super-value white wines. These wines are loved for mouth-zapping acidity, subtle spritz, and lower alcohol – making them a great choice for summer.
Wine Quiz Answer
Answer: #2 – Vinho Verde and Rías Baixas
Albariño (aka Alvarinho in Portugal) grows best in climates that have an oceanic influence where it’s a bit cooler and wetter. Its thicker skins protect it from rot but also ensure we get a lovely texture when we taste wines from these regions.
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