While Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio may top your list of summer wines, I can't say enough about refreshing Albarino. Last week's New York Times article "Living and Drinking in the Moment " discussed the popularity of the
Spanish white, and yet, here in Denver, AlbariÃ±o is still little known. This value wine, which pairs beautifully with seafood, has many faces, at times tasting of green apple and grapefruit, and others of slate and minerals.
A couple of my favorite AlbariÃ±os include the citrusy and vivid Vionta
and the floral, well-rounded Burgans
, both from the Rias Baixas region in northwestern Spain.