In its native Galicia, tapas and seafood constitute the accompaniments of choice with Albariño. To this end the 2008 Veigas is right at home. It pairs beautifully with clams and oysters on the half shell, and almost any kind of shellfish served in a heady broth. Moreover, cod, grouper, or almost any flaky white fish steamed in parchment (or foil) with chopped onion, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, and herbs, provides exemplary companionship to the 2008 Veigas de Padriñan Albariño. Traditional tapas, marinated olives, stuffed mushrooms caps, full-flavored Spanish cheeses, and cured meats such as prosciutto and Spanish jamon are perennial favorites, too. However, one need not travel to Rias Baixas to appreciate the delights of Veigas. Asian stir fries, sushi, sashimi, and light tempuras offer equally pleasing accompaniments. Another favorite companion to Veigas is Ahi tuna grilled medium rare, drizzled with a tangy ginger or teriyaki sauce, and then served over a bed of organic greens, shredded carrots, edamame, and broccoli. This simple offering accentuates the taste of the wine and exemplifies the art of fusing Asian-accented recipes with classic European wines the likes of the 2008 Veigas de Padriñan Albariño. Salud!