Your chance to win a trip to the home of Albariño.

The Sommelier Collective has teamed up with the Denominación de Origen (DO) Rías Baixas to bring members a chance to win one of five places on an exclusive trip to visit the winemakers in Galicia from 19th to 22nd June, 2022. To take part you are invited to apply for a tasting kit containing three different wines, from which you should perfectly match two wines, each with a different dish.

Atlantic influence

Rías Baixas makes some of the world’s most elegant white wines and is home to the native grape variety, Albariño. The wine region occupies a lush green corridor of northwest Spain on the cool, Atlantic coast, an area known as Galicia. Crisp, light and refreshing, Albariño from Rías Baixas derives natural elegance from its misty, coastal terroir. Albariño is the perfect pairing for the fresh, local seafood pulled from the cold waters of the Atlantic.

You are invited to experiment with your food pairings and try something different, unique and unexpected. There are different wine making styles to inspire your ingredient selection, including oak influence, lees ageing (sobre lías), old wines as well as young, fresh styles – ensuring the food pairing options are more varied than first expected.

Inside your tasting kit will be detailed tasting notes and the winemaker’s technical specifications in order for you to really delve into new and creative food pairing possibilities for each wine.

How to take part

  • Apply for your tasting kit, that will be sent to you by post and delivered week commencing 25th April. Simply complete the form below.
  • Prepare two food pairings and take photographs (or a video) to share on your social media channels.
  • Post your entry on social media (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn) including the following: #riasbaixasfoodmatch @sommeliercollective @albarino_uk @riasbaixaswines 
The five winners will be selected by a panel of judges from D.O. Rías Baixas and The Sommelier Collective and each will be notified in writing by Friday 3 June, 2022. Anyone contacted who cannot attend the trip will forfeit their place. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative prize.

Closing date for entries: 31 May, 2022

Sign up to take part