Wine: Galicia's golden age

The white wines of Rias Baixas in Spain are enjoying a surge of popularity, writes Tomas Clancy.

22nd June, 2014
The Rias Baixas wine region: one of the most fashionable and sought-after locations of new wave wines.

Perhaps the most misguided, but kindly meant, words that winemakers in Galicia will say a few minutes into a conversation is that Galicia is like Ireland, with its green and wet climate, ragged coastline and Celtic heritage.

The only mannerly thing to do is nod sagely and smile, while shielding your eyes from the blinding sun as it bakes the glorious Albarino-filled vineyards of the most famous wine region in Galicia, Rias Baixas. When it...

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