How do you relax? Find out how to relax your mussels and muscles with Bodega Garzon Albarino and the new travel destination known as agritourism.
Do you relax with MEDS?
Do you take MEDS to relax? Otherwise known as:
M - meditation
E - exercise
D - diet, vitamins, supplements, etc.
S - sleep
Or do you relax with a big glass of wine?
The Best Terroir in Uruguay
Do you know that you can relax your muscles with wine?
Not in a self-medicating type of way but by traveling to Uruguay to the Bodega Garzon winery.
It's the newish travel trend, known as agritourism. According to Saveur magazine, Bodega Garzon has "arguably the best terroir in all of Uruguay."
Few Americans travel to Uruguay, even though it's "the most prosperous, peaceful, and democratic country in South America."
Relax Your Muscles in Uruguay
Known for their granite soil and Atlantic breeze, the Bodega Garzon winery is set up as a part of Agroland.
It is an estate where you can ride hot air balloons and tour the farm in horse drawn stagecoaches.
They also have estate produced olive oils sold at Dean & Deluca in the US.
The winery is situated in the small town of Garzon, also home to a restaurant opened by Francis Mallman, one of the most renowned chefs in South America known for pioneering Patagonian cuisine.
Pair Albarino with Asian Food
Albarino matches quite nicely with Asian food. It is high in acidity and low in alcohol.
It particularly matches Thai food for its notes of lemongrass and Thai Basil, much like Petit Manseng.
Relax your Mussels with Albarino
For more musings on wines from Uruguay, check out these posts from the #winePW crew:
- Pinny at Chinese Food and Wine Pairings presents Uruguay’s Bodega Garzon Tannat Paired with Lamb Skewers and Beef Short Ribs
- Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla gives us Brined Quail with a Numbered Bottle of Tannat
- Cindy from Grape Experiences provides Taste Uruguay: 1752 Gran Tradicion Montevideo 2017 and Pasta with Caruso Sauce
- David from Cooking Chat stirs up BBQ Baked Steak Tips with Wine from Uruguay
- Wendy from A Day In The Life On The Farm presents Food and Wine of Uruguay; Chivito Sandwiches paired with Garzon Cab Franc
- Jeff from FoodWineClick offers up Picturing Uruguay with Lentil Stew & Aguara Tannat
- Kat from Bacchus Travel & Tours hints at a Hidden Gem: On the Hunt for Wine from Uruguay
- Jane from Always Ravenous stirs up Discovering Uruguayan Wine Paired with a Winter Plate
- Steven from Steven’s Wine And Food Blog shares Tannat and Brazilian Feijoada
- Linda from My Full Wine Glass asks Meatless in Uruguay – Is that possible?
- Sarah from Curious Cuisiniere pairs Tannat from Uruguay and French Cassoulet
- Nancy from Pull That Cork gives us Uruguay: a Wine and Food Sampler
- Gwen from Wine Predator shares Uruguay: Influenced by Immigrants
- Jennifer from VinoTravels presents Bodega Garzón Tannat with Sausage Stew
- Martin of ENOFYLZ Wine Blog writes A Taste of the #Food and #Wine of Uruguay
- Nicole from Somm’s Table serves Two Rounds with Bodega Garzón Tannat: Chivitos and Chipotle-Coffee Flank Steak
- Rupal from Syrah Queen is ready with Tannat – The National Grape of Uruguay
- Jill at L’Occasion rolls out To All The Foods I’ve Loved Before: Pairing Uruguayan Tannat
Gerard Bertrand Rosé Paired with Subtly Spiced Shrimp
Oregon Orange Wine Sparkles with Indian Curry
Bookwalter Winery Cab Franc Paired with Pepper Steak
Do you love mussels and wine? Please spread the ♥ and share!
Seafood is a natural with Albariño and your pairing looks really delicious. That Garzon Albariño is really nice. Cheers!
Thanks Nancy! The Garzon is really nice and a surprise find.
From what I found in studying Uruguay, it would seem a perfect place for Albarino. I'm glad you enjoyed it while relaxing your mussels!
Thanks Jeff! I can always relax with wine lol
Adapted by Nicole Ruiz Hudson says
You had me at Mussels. I love Albariño as well, so loving this combination! Yum!
Thanks Nicole. I loved the combination too. 🙂
I definitely caught the Uruguay travel bug after tasting the wine and researching this "mussel/muscle" relaxing country.
Oh yes, me too. I've added it to my list along with Argentina and Chile.
Wendy Klik says
I LOVE the title...I am looking forward to hearing about the pairing.
Steven Pisarkiewicz says
It seems everyone wants to write about Tannat. I applaud you for taking up the Albarino mantle. Very nice post!
Aww, thanks Steven. (It may be partly due to Tannat being a slightly more difficult pair with Asian food, just between you and me, shhh!) 🙂