Friday, August 10, 2018

California Central Coast Albariños with Spanish Bites #WinePW


This month the Wine Paring Weekend bloggers are turning their eyes towards the crisp white wines of Spain and Portugal. I am hosting and you can read my invitation here. Thanks to Nicole of Somm's Table and her contact at Gregory + Vine, several members of the #WinePW group received samples of Albariño.*
California Central Coast 
Albariños with Spanish Bites

As you can see from my title, I went a little off the rails and decided to focus on Albariños made here on California's central coast...but paired with Spanish-inspired nibbles. However, I did kick off my 'month of Albariño' with a Spanish wine from our event sponsor.*

Almejas y Mejillones al Vino Blanco 
+ Albariño de Fefiñanes III Año
click for original recipe post and pairing notes: here

After that, I had a lot of fun matching three different local-to-me Albariños with squid and salmon. I found the salinity and minerality of the wines a delicious flavor foil to fresh seafood. I have a few more bottles to pour and pair. Stay tuned for that. For now, here are my three offerings for this month. Enjoy!

Roasted Squid With Chorizo and Pimentón 
+ La Marea Albariño 2017
 click for original recipe post and pairing notes: here

Calamares y Patatas 
+ Pierce Ranch Albariño Pétillant-Naturel
click for original recipe post and pairing notes: here 

Butter-Braised Salmon with Summer Salsa 
+ Pierce Ranch 2016 Albariño
click for original recipe post and pairing notes: here 

And next month Cindy of Grape Experiences is hosting the group as we explore Greek wines. Can't wait to see her invitation.

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*Disclosure: Some members of #WinePW received sample wines for recipe development, pairing, and generating social media traction. Our opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organizer and sponsors of this event.

7 comments:

  1. You did get creative with this one, once again! I especially like the sound of the salmon dish. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks, David. Yes, that salmon was amazingly tasty. Can't wait to chat with everyone in a few minutes.

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  2. Thanks again for hosting Cam...you and your family eat more squid in one year than most people eat in a lifetime!

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    1. It's true! Helps that squid is abundant in our waters...and our CSF has it regularly.

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  3. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! The squid and the Mejillas look right up my alley!

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  4. Oooh, the squid and chorizo dish sounds like heaven! And perfect with the Albarino. Thanks again for hosting this month!

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  5. Thanks for hosting Cam and for choosing a great theme. Albarino is one of my favs!

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