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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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