3 Shrimp Dishes and Vinho Verde – Food52

We partnered with Food52 to bring you these three shrimp recipes and Vinho Verde wine pairings!

Food52’s test kitchen chef found different styles of preparation and seasonings to best highlight the range of Vinho Verde wines. They’ve been thinking of Portugal in the kitchen lately, as it has become a hot travel destination. This inspired these three quick shrimp dish recipes.  Try Classic Garlic Grilled Shrimp, Spicy Chorizo and Shrimp Stew or Piri Piri shrimp with your favorite wines tonight!

Check out the blog post with recipe instructions and background here

Check out the video of all three recipes and pairings here

Find Vinho Verde wines in your area and stay tuned for news about a special retail promotion we have happening this spring!

Fresh and Luxurious: A Review from Reverse Wine Snob

We’re throwing it back (it is #ThrowbackThursday after all) to the delicious single varietal Alvarinho. We’ve discussed how Alvarinhos differ from the traditional Vinho Verde blend but did you know that each Alvarinho possesses a unique personality? It’s true! This one is particularly fresh, but Alvarinho’s can also age for quite a few years.

“The 2015 Vale dos Ares Alvarinho from MQ Vinhos begins with a pleasing aroma of grapefruit, guava and other tropical fruit along with a little peach and honeysuckle. Tasting the wine reveals lots of honey-soaked, rich and fresh tropical fruit flavors as well as citrus, peach and apricot. The wine alse features a smooth, mouth-filling and luxurious texture. A bit of minerality leads into the dry, tart and delicious finish.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full review and additional insight from Reverse Wine Snob here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vale-dos-ares-alvarinho#more-64594

Reverse Wine Snob Brings Us a Taste of Rosé

Last week Reverse Wine Snob gave us an introduction to the rosés of Vinho Verde. Now he’s getting down to business and suggesting some great examples of these wines. We’re so excited to pair these rosés with a springtime. Today Reverse Wine Snob features Estreia Vinho Verde Rosé.

“This wine should be quite popular with fans of sweet rosé wines but it still retains a nice level of sophistication. Add in the low price and you’ve got a perfect porch pounder for the warm weather coming up. It ends crisp and sweet. A great way to introduce yourself and your friends to the rosé wines of Vinho Verde!”

Find his full review here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/estreia-vinho-verde-rose

From Reverse Wine Snob: Think Pink This Spring!

We know you’re all familiar with the wide variety of white wines from Vinho Verde. But don’t worry, you’ll be able to satisfy your craving for crisp, fresh and delicious rosé wines from Vinho Verde as well. Try these rosés recommended by Reverse Wine Snob, perfect for pairing with spicy or sweet dishes or just enjoying with a nice afternoon on the porch.


“As we mentioned earlier, one of the main attractions of these wines is their extreme flexibility in pairing with a wide range of foods. Refreshing acidity and lower alcohol levels certainly play a part. Vinho Verde rosé wines are also often a bit on the sweeter side, not nearly as dry as say your typical Provence rosé, which allows them to pair well with desserts or even spicy foods.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Find the whole blog post here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-rose#more-54388



Vinho Verde Educational Seminars

Throughout the year, Wines of Vinho Verde hosts educational seminars around the U.S. to expand knowledge of these great wines with the US trade and wine lovers. Through June of 2017 we’ll be hosting another 17 seminars in various markets including:

April 4 – The Stained Glass in Evanston, Illinois

April 18 – University of Houston in Houston, Texas

May 10 – Downtown Wine & Spirits in Seattle, WA

May 20 – World of Wine in Seattle, WA

May 24 – Blanc & Rouge in Seattle, WA

12 more will be scheduled through June in various locations. If you are interested in learning more about our seminars, please contact us at vinhoverdewine@gmail.com


Vinho Verde Wine Event in NYC

Wines of Vinho Verde are coming to New York City this June 2017 for a special consumer event!

Stay tuned to this space for more information as it is confirmed.

Nothing is more refreshing for warm weather than chilled Vinho Verde wine, great food and great company.
We hope you’ll be able to join us!


Reverse Wine Snob: “Afectus Loureiro – Sweet and Sassy”

Reverse Wine Snob brings us another great review of  something a little more unique and special. The Afectus Loureiro is a single varietal wine made exclusively from the Loureiro grape. This variety grows extremely well in the sub-region of Lima. You can read more about Lima in Reverse Wine Snob’s post from last week.


Get his full review of this “sweet and sassy” wine here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/afectus-loureiro

Adventure Around Vinho Verde

It may not be #TravelTuesday, but that won’t stop us from traveling around two exciting sub-regions of Vinho Verde. Reverse Wine Snob brings us the scoop on what’s happening in Amarante and Lima. Find out what fun things you can do when you visit! Hint: There’s more than just wine tasting.

Reverse Wine Snob writes: “One of the most exciting aspects of being a winelover is not just drinking a wine from a faraway region, but actually visiting there and experiencing the wine in the context of its history, its people and its culture.” If you can’t travel there in reality, we’ll give you the virtual version!

Read the full article here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/take-a-tour-of-vinho-verde#more-39059

Back to the Blends

While Reverse Wine Snob has been focusing on some of the less traditional single varietal wines in his recent posts, today he brings us back to the blends.

“The Campelo Vinho Verde Branco begins with a pleasant aroma of apple, pear and some floral notes. The wine tastes fresh, fruity, slightly fizzy, fun and very refreshing. With 5 g/L of residual sugar and good acidity the tart apple, pear, citrus and grapefruit notes have just a touch of sweetness. This one is honestly just a pleasure to drink with great, full fruit flavors that aren’t always easy to find at this low price. It even has a bit of stony/flinty minerality that leads into the fresh finish full of tart citrus notes that last and last.” – Reverse Wine Snob

To get the full review, check out his blog post: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/campelo-vinho-verde-branco#more-36267

From Reverse Wine Snob: “Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho – Delicate and Delightful”

Reverse Wine Snob is back with another review! This time he’s focusing on a single varietal Alvarinho. Find a sneak peak below, as well as a link to the full review!

“Today we’re back with another delightful Vinho Verde pick! Unlike the last wine we featured, which was a blend of several different varieties, today’s wine is a single varietal Alvarinho. You can find out lots more about this variety in our Grapes of Vinho Verde article.

The 2013 Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho begins with a pleasing aroma of apple, pear and citrus. It’s a bit shy when first opened but don’t let that stop you (…) Better and better with every sip, this is a wine that’s hard to put down once you discover its delights!”


Get the full review: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/portal-do-fidalgo