Albariza is the Spanish local name for the piercing white chalky limestone soils in Southwestern Spain where sherry is made. It is also found in some of the best wine regions in the world*! For me, this represents my excitement, my dear friends, to give you easy access to some really interesting as well as awesomely classic wines. I seek out wineries that are farming with respect, may be organic or bio-dynamically certified, and make wines with a more hands-on approach, with little to no additives (a little sulfur is alright in my book).
Emily is a certified sommelier through the Court of Masters, trained under one of the best somms here in Portland, OR and was the wine director for a popular Spanish restaurant for 2 years. She worked in Willamette Valley for a highly reputable winery for 3 years and decided to get back into the world of wine by starting her own wine club.
"Albariza" : the local Spanish name for the rare white, chalky soil of southwestern Spain in which wine grapes for sherry are grown. It's rich in calcium carbonate, clay and silica, which sucks up each winter's rainfall and in turn nourishes the vines during the dry, hot summer.
*some of the best wine growing regions of the world including: Champagne, Chablis, Sancerre, Jura, Rhone, Tuscany, Sardinia, Veneto, Mendoza, & Paso Robles!