What is Rías Baixas?

And what's with that name?


So, you want answers? Well, we have them!

First off, Rías Baixas is pronounced ree-ahs-buy-shuss. Remember that name.

Every time you reach for your favorite Albariño (al-ba-ree-nyo), you’re reaching for the heart and soul of Rías Baixas. We all know that there’s a lot to learn about this wine, so join us for a live virtual tasting from New York City! This time around with a live studio audience!

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, join Gregory Dal Piaz and Kerin Auth, of wine store Tinto Fino in Manhattan, at 8:30 p.m. EST as they answer all your questions about Rías Baixas the region, and Albariño the grape and wine. Simply visit our virtual tasting page.

Albariño is a wonderful, crisp white wine known for its elegance and clarity. It delivers layered fruit and mineral elements to your glass, direct from the cool coast of Galicia in northwest Spain.

Remember to join Greg and Kerin and a live studio audience for this exciting and unpredictable tasting! Who knows where it’s going to take us? All you have to do is tune in on Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m. EST to the Snooth Virtual Tasting page to participate.

Greg and Kerin will be sharing all they know about Albariño while answering questions from the live studio audience and the live question feed on uStream, Facebook and Twitter.

So join us and learn all there is to know about Albariño. Some topics we’ll be discussing are:

  • Why is the Denomination of Origin (DO) Rías Baixas unique to Spain?
  • How important are women winemakers in Rías Baixas?
  • How big are the average holdings in Rías Baixas?

If you can’t wait, take a look at the full article for some information to get you started on learning about Rías Baixas!

RSVP now to this great virtual tasting event!

  • DO Rías Baixas is the only exclusively white wine DO in Spain.
  •  More than half of the winemakers in Rías Baixas are women.
  • The Rías Baixas region encompasses 8,650 vineyard acres, with more than 6,500 growers and 20,000 plots of land under vine. The average vineyard is less than half an acre!

To learn more tune in on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011, and join Gregory Dal Piaz and Kerin Auth, of wine store Tinto Fino in Manhattan, at 8:30 p.m. EST as they answer all your questions about Rías Baixas the region, and Albariño. Simply visit our virtual tasting page.

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  • Snooth User: fatalpink
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    Are there specific wines they will be tasting that we can buy and taste along with?

    Oct 19, 2011 at 5:08 PM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    Hi Fatal,

    We're working out those details today. Unfortunately we were unable to get a list before the email was sent but look here and in future emails for updates!

    Oct 19, 2011 at 5:11 PM

  • Snooth User: modc
    141845 14

    Great - looking forward to it. I assumed there would be a list of wines that hopefully have several relatively well distributed labels at least before the weekend so the geeks among us can stock up. If via online wine merchants, the list will need to go up soon. It's a little strange doing an Albarino tasting in November, but a chance to hopefully get these on sale as wine stores want to clear out their inventories? Looking forward to it -- love introducing folks to Albarino with their seafood! Happy Halloween!

    Oct 19, 2011 at 8:32 PM

  • Snooth User: DapperDan
    635808 13

    I've been following Snooth for awhile, but haven't taken part in a virtual tasting. However, I'm captivated by Albarino, which I had not even heard of until a couple of years ago. Is the tasting like a chat or is there an audio component? What is uStream? Please elaborate a bit. Thanks.

    Oct 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM

  • Snooth User: tabednar
    Hand of Snooth
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    Can't Wait...I took off work for this, haha. Told them I had a meeting I couldn't miss...

    Oct 31, 2011 at 5:43 PM

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