Yesterday the editors of Iberians on wine had dinner at the fantastic restaurant Pablo Gallego, in La Coruña, Galicia. Pablo is a star among the new generation of daring Galician chefs and firmly believes in enhancing local fare with cosmopolitan creativity.

We solved the usual what to drink dilemma white or red by drinking… both. Miguel Álvaro de Campos, founding editor of Iberians on wine, ordered the high end Albariño Terras Gauda 2005 to go with the seafood salad and clams with mushrooms in green sauce (heaven, I am in heaven…).

I then asked for a Remelluri reserva 2001, a modernized Rioja that made me feel like I was carefully driving an old Jaguar through the hilly roads of Alava in a shiny winter morning.