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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.