Airén

Airén – unspectacular white grape, the most widely planted of any variety (the equivalent of every square inch of Surrey) in Spain, and therefore, by acreage, the world (with some three-quarters of a million acres), making a sea of Spanish brandy and an ocean of Valdepeñas, which can be perfectly decent with a nice bit of fish on a southern Costa. Gradually being supplanted by more characterful varieties – could be ‘goodnight Airén’? Alabama Slammer – shake equal parts sloe gin, amaretto and Southern Comfort with two parts fresh orange juice and ice and strain in to a highball glass. Or not.

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