Tempranillo Advocates, Producers, and Amigos Society – announces the first annual International Albariño Day, a celebration of the Albariño grape, on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Everyone, from coast to coast and around the world, is encouraged to open a bottle of Albariño, enjoy the fun, and share their experiences online with the hashtag #AlbarinoFiesta.
International Albariño Day was inspired by the annual 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 is considered one of the country’s finest white wines. Its lower alcohol and crisp acidity make it an ideal wine 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, and with so many excellent examples being produced, we believe it is time to celebrate, along with our Spanish and Portuguese counterparts, with International Albariño Day.
Details on specific events can be found at www.tapasociety.org/AlbarinoFiesta. Use #AlbarinoFiesta to connect with fellow Albariño enthusiasts worldwide!