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We know food. That’s what we do. And everyone knows you have to drink something in-between bites, right?

So why not try something new (or newly available) instead of just going with the same thing time after time? Jaleo has an extra-long Spanish wine list with wines that you’ve never heard of, and these 5 wines will certainly tantalize your palate.

Look for them at your favorite Jaleo location. Plus the Jaleo in Bethesda has Monday Night Flights when you can try four 3-ounce pours for $25!

  • Start with a glass of the 2012 Txomin Etxaniz Txakolina Getariako. It’s herby nose and lovely, light, citrusy notes with the faintest sparkle will pair well with the calamari or a plate of jamon serrano.
  • Move onto a glass of the 2012 Berroia Bizkaiko, a pleasant white wine from Muxika, Spain. With citrus aromas, herbs, and green apple, you’ll want to pair this fuller bodied white with the gambas al ajillo.
  • The 2012 Ameztoi Rubentis Rose Getariako is a light, crisp wine bottled with residual carbon to give it its signature natural spritz. This rosé retains all the freshness of traditional white but with a slight taste of strawberries and red candied fruit.
  • The 2010 Gorrondona Tkalolina Tinto Bizkaiko is a lovely red with a spicy, peppery nose, followed by crushed minerals on the palate. Paired with the pollo al ajillo, refreshing yet satisfying.
  • If you happen to be at Jaleo DC, be sure to try the 2009 Salmos DOQ Priorat and pair it with the romesco cod if you can. This dark red wine is fragrant and mineral on the nose while on the palate it is luxurious and silky and with a long finish, reminiscent of jam and liquorish, over a smooth spicy and toasted background.
Jaleo Various locations in the DC area