Olé & Obrigado has extended its yearly El Camino del Albariño campaign by creating a digital collection of more than two dozen Albariño-friendly recipes from high-profile and Michelin starred chefs from the US, Spain and Portugal.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., July 29, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On August 2nd, 2021 Olé & Obrigado, a boutique importer of artisanal wines from Spain and Portugal, will release a self-published digital cookbook, El Camino del Albariño In the Kitchen: A celebration of Albarino featuring recipes and reflections from great chefs and wine experts around the world. The release of the cookbook is an extension of the yearly El Camino del Albariño campaign, which raises awareness of the diversity and versatility of Albariño wine, as well as awareness and funds for NYC-based nonprofit Wheeling Forward.
2021 marked the first time the El Camino del Albariño (#ElCaminoDelAlbarino) initiative expanded beyond New York, now including Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. Restaurants and retailers participated during the month of June by featuring Albariño in a special way, and a consumer awareness ad campaign had a reach of over 1 million viewers in those 7 markets. 10% of Olé & Obrigado’s sales in the participating markets are donated to Wheeling Forward.
Yannick Benjamin, cofounder of Wheeling Forward and managing partner at Contento in New York City, stated, "We are thrilled to conclude the third successful year of El Camino del Albariño with our friends at Olé & Obrigado, and look forward to creating a resource that will help even more people enjoy Albariño wine and food pairings, courtesy of many friends, like chefs José Andres, Katie Button, Tom Colicchio, Contento’s chef Oscar Lorenzzi, and many more."
The cookbook will be available starting Monday, August 2nd at noon Eastern as a digital download; the release is designed to maximize the seasonal enthusiasm for Albariño in tandem with International Albariño Day, but also to continue support Wheeling Forward. The book will be available free of charge, but with a suggested donation from $10-30. 100% of donations will benefit Wheeling Forward.
"In addition to sharing our passion for wine and food pairing, we are committed to giving back. We are proud to announce the expansion of El Camino del Albariño with the launch of this cookbook, allowing us to bring the spirit of El Camino del Albariño to people all over the world," says Patrick Mata, cofounder of Olé & Obrigado. I want to extend our gratitude to all the chefs who contributed, as well as the many winemakers, wine writers and sommeliers who also shared their perspective on this noble white grape."
To learn more about El Camino del Albariño In the Kitchen, contact Maria Calvert and Erin Drain at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cookbook can be found starting August 2nd at noon ET at: https://www.oleobrigado.com/elcaminodelalbarinocookbook.
To stay updated on coming news and food & wine pairing experiences, follow Olé & Obrigado on Instagram and Facebook @OleObrigado and check out #ElCaminoDelAlbarino.
About Olé & Obrigado and Wheeling Forward
Wheeling Forward was founded in 2011 by Yannick Benjamin, a NYC-based restaurateur (Contento), sommelier and mentor in the US wine community. Together with cofounder Alex Elegudin and their board, they have created an organization that helps people adapt to living with a long-term disability by offering a comprehensive set of services: advocacy, mentorship, resources, and community.
Olé & Obrigado is a boutique importer of artisanal wines from Spain and Portugal that proudly connects over 40 family wineries to customers across the United States. They have raised over $700,000 for nonprofits since 2013, from special events, fundraising campaigns, and wines like Liquid Geography.
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Maria Calvert and Erin Drain