Over the last couple of years, Albariño has taken of, mostly because of the concerted efforts of producers in promoting it. Great with food? Tick. Moderate in alcohol? Tick? Packed with flavour? Tick. With tropical, spicy flavours and a salty twang, this Spaniard is perfect for sitting by the sea and savouring a seafood paella. But does it have a love interest? You betcha. Like the best Spanish films, it’s a strong and independent lover, but it has a complicated, on-off love life with soul mates Loureiro and Caiño Blanco.