I’ve got another gem for your treasure chest. It’s an Albarino, from Spain, and one of my three favorite white varietals. Veiga da Princesa Albarino might be the best one I’ve had in years. Even though I had this Spanish gem with an ITALIAN seafood salad, they both played nicey nice together. Albarino is a exceptional wine to pair with seafood, especially shellfish. So the pasta with clams was a home run. It’s a treat for the nose, too, with all the honeysuckle and bosc pear aromas. Not into seafood? Try a glass with a hunk of Manchego cheese.

Buy this wine at West Point Market, North End Market Hudson, Kent Cheesemonger, and by the glass at 111 Bistro Wadsworth. Send wine questions to philyourglass@gmail.com

— Phil Masturzo