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ALBARINO- A WHITE SPANISH WINE

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Babs16 Sep 21, 2007 07:26 PM

I have been trying to find someplace in Ocean County that sells this wine. We ordered it with dinner in AC, bought a bottle in Fort Lauderdale but have had no luck finding it closer to home. If any of you chowhounds have any ideas where I may purchase this wine, please write back and let me know.

PS: If you do get an opportunity to try Albarino, I would suggest that you go for it. It is a light white wine that can be enjoyed by the most discriminating wine drinkers.

  1. scharffenberger Sep 21, 2007 07:42 PM

    Did you try googling "albarino" + "spanish wine" ?

    1. ambrose Sep 22, 2007 04:08 AM

      Go to the following web site and search. You will find several shops in NJ that sell this wine.

      http://www.wine-searcher.com

      1. mschow Sep 22, 2007 05:48 AM

        I bought 2 bottles in Cherry Hill a few months back. Total Wine and More is a huge store and they have a very large selection of wine. I bought 2 different bottles of Albarino there. Very nice with fish. There are a few more stores in NJ if you go to their website.
        http://www.wineaccess.com/store/total...

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          Babs16 Sep 22, 2007 10:02 AM

          Thanks ambrose, the site you suggested was very helpful. That site will now go on my favorites. I am going to try the wine shop in Brick as it is a little closer to where I live than Spring Lake.
          Which bottles of the Albarino did you try? Both times we enjoyed the Nora Albarino. Once was with a sea bass and the other was with a veggie dish

          I am partial to light white wines, so if there are any suggestions out there, I would enjoy knowing.

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            bgut1 Sep 22, 2007 10:09 AM

            Albarino is an excellent grape variety and popular especially during the summer due to the fact that its light, served chilled and is very refreshing. The Nora is a fine example and should be readily available. As the above poster suggested, wine-searcher.com is a good resource. Good Luck. If you like light refreshing whites, have you ever tried rieslings? Just a tad sweeter than albarino's.

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              FrankJBN Sep 24, 2007 08:40 AM

              You live in Spring Lake and didn't check at the Bottle Shop before coming on-line? This is a very nice store.

              They have this wine from a couple of producers, including one from the well-thought of area of Rias Baixas.

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            Markarotti Sep 22, 2007 07:41 PM

            Try a Kabinett Reisling especially with Chinese, Thai, or Indian food

            Try an Italian white Wine called Tenuta Revoglia- delicious but not quite as crisp
            as a the Albarino.

            A good quality Austrian Gruner-Veltligner also might be to your liking (spelling ?)

            Mark H.

            1. ChefJune Sep 22, 2007 07:46 PM

              You can order online from wine library dot com. They're located in Springfield, NJ. They carry several different Albariños.

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                cjc519 Sep 23, 2007 06:16 PM

                I shop at Total Wine in Claymont which is where I recently got turned on to Albarino. I bought Burgas (I'm pretty sure that's the spelling) and really enjoyed it. I'm sure you could get it at a Total Wine nearer to you. I'm just finishing up a bottle of Albarino... Val Do Sosego... yummy!

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                  aacharya Sep 24, 2007 08:28 AM

                  I strongly echo Wine Library and wine-searcher.com. I even signed up for the pro version - worth every penny.

                  I really like them too - so different from the typical chardonnays. Nova Terra (New Brunswick) usually has one by the glass.

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                    ChefJune Sep 24, 2007 08:39 AM

                    Albarino is NOT chardonnay. It's... Albarino.

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                      aacharya Sep 24, 2007 06:19 PM

                      Yes, i knew that. Should I have said "so different from the other white wines you normally see at restaurants, like chardonnay"? I think most people know that it isn't a chardonnay. Thanks for the negative, though. Really fits the mood of this board.

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