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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.

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Wine Quiz

What are two wine regions in the Iberian Peninsula where you can find Albariño?

  1. Rioja and Cava
  2. Vinho Verde and Rías Baixas
  3. Priorat and Alentejo
  4. Port and Ribera del Duero

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Albariño overview chart from Wine Folly Magnum Edition
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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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Wine Folly Map of Portugal wine region
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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.

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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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