Thank you, Brooklyn!

More than 600 guests attended Saturday’s (June 17) sold out Vinho Verde Wine Experience at the beautiful Weylin in Brooklyn, which was bathed in dramatic Vinho Verde green.

With 21 Vinho Verde wineries pouring more than 100 wines, guests learned about the wine region in northern Portugal from our winemakers as well as educators guiding tastings from fun, educational booths. A continuous mini masterclass showcased the variety of whites and roses. Another display tested for “super tasters,” and highlighted components that make wine crisp. The music and dramatic lighting added to the party atmosphere.

Special thanks to our cuisine partners: Mokbar, East Coast Poke, Poppy’s Catering, El Super, Big Mozz, and People’s Pops. From Korean soul food to tacos and poke, the fresh bites paired well with the refreshing Vinho Verde wines.

We were joined not only by winemakers, but also by local retail, restaurant and importer professionals. The president and marketing director of the commission of Vinho Verde producers (Manuel Pinheiro, Carla Cunha) made the trip, as did a national Portuguese TV crew and newspaper correspondent, who captured the event and rise of Vinho Verde imports for their home audience in Europe.

Will we hold another Experience? We hope so! Stay in touch by subscribing to our email list (http://winesofvinhoverde.com/subscribe/) or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vinhoverdewines

Join the Vinho Verde Wine Experience!

We’re throwing a party in New York! Join us this June for a special wine and food experience! Join us at Weylin in Brooklyn on June 17 from 6:00-10:00pm. Learn more and get tickets through the link below!

 

Over 20 wine producers from the region are coming to Brooklyn for a one-of-a-kind, educational wine tasting event. Meet and taste with winemakers, munch on delicious food pairings, learn at our educational booths, check out our chef demos, and more!

Special event features:

  • Grape vine trellis installation complete with wine tasting
  • Educational booths hosted by local wine experts covering such topics as:
    • Geography
    • Indigenous grape varieties
    • Winemaking techniques
    • Weather & climate

Food and chef demos presented by:

  • El Super
  • Poppy’s Catering
  • East Coast Poke
  • Big Mozz
  • Mokbar
  • People’s Popsicles – featuring two custom Vinho Verde flavors!

 

Get ticket here: https://www.vinhoverdewineexperience.com/

 

 

 

From Reverse Wine Snob: Casa de Vilacetinho Loureiro

Reverse Wine Snob is taking us back to single varietal Vinho Verde. He says, “the 2015 Casa de Vilacetinho Loureiro begins with aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and a pleasant floral note on the nose. Tasting the wine reveals a refreshing mix of pineapple, peach and honey with a round, soft and smooth mouthfeel and lively acidity.”

Get the whole review: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/casa-de-vilacetinho-loureiro

Vinho Verde Spring Retail Promotion at Blanchards

Calling all Massachusetts wine lovers – get to know your new go-to wine for summer, Vinho Verde!

Select Blanchards locations will be featuring these wines through mid-June, at in-store tastings and e-nomatic dispenser. This is a great opportunity to try a new varietal and learn more about these diverse wines!

Blanchards Wines and Spirits in Boston will hold tastings from May 12 through June 11.
See full list of dates and times here:

 

Start Date/Time End Date/Time Venue Account Name Venue Address
5/12/17 3:00 PM 5/12/17 6:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Hyannis MA, 02601 167 Corporation Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
5/19/17 4:00 PM 5/19/17 7:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – West Roxbury MA, 02132 418 LaGrange Street, West, Roxbury, MA 02132
5/26/17 4:00 PM 5/26/17 7:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Jamaica Plain MA, 02130 741 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
5/26/17 4:00 PM 5/26/17 7:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Revere MA, 02151 286 American Legion Hwy (Rte 60), Revere, MA 02151
5/26/2017 16:30 5/26/2017 19:30 Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Marshfield MA, 02050 700 Plain Street (Rt. 139), Marshfield, MA 02050
5/27/17 2:00 PM 5/27/17 5:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Revere MA, 02151 286 American Legion Hwy (Rte 60), Revere, MA 02151
6/2/17 3:00 PM 6/2/17 6:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Hyannis MA, 02601 167 Corporation Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
6/2/2017 16:30 6/2/2017 19:30 Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Marshfield MA, 02050 700 Plain Street (Rt. 139), Marshfield, MA 02050
6/3/17 3:00 PM 6/3/17 6:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – West Roxbury MA, 02132 418 LaGrange Street, West, Roxbury, MA 02132
6/4/17 2:00 PM 6/4/17 5:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Jamaica Plain MA, 02130 741 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
6/8/17 3:00 PM 6/8/17 6:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Hyannis MA, 02601 167 Corporation Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
6/9/17 4:00 PM 6/9/17 7:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – West Roxbury MA, 02132 418 LaGrange Street, West, Roxbury, MA 02132
6/10/2017 14:30 6/10/2017 17:30 Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Marshfield MA, 02050 700 Plain Street (Rt. 139), Marshfield, MA 02050
6/10/17 3:00 PM 6/10/17 6:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Revere MA, 02151 286 American Legion Hwy (Rte 60), Revere, MA 02151
6/11/17 2:00 PM 6/11/17 5:00 PM Blanchards Wine & Spirits – Jamaica Plain MA, 02130 741 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Imbibe Picks 5 To Try

This month’s Imbibe magazine includes a special selection of 5 Vinho Verde wines to try, picked by Eric Larkee director of licensing operations for Michael Schwartz’s collection of Miami restaurants. Find your new favorite today!

Read the full article here

 

Reverse Wine Snob Brings Us Up Close and Personal With Alvarinho

From blends to single varietal wines, the Alvarinho grape is a showstopper. Reverse Wine Snob talks with some of the winemakers from Vinho Verde to get their first hand knowledge and impression of one of the most important grapes in the region.

“As a result of the potential of this variety and the enthusiasm about it from a new generation of winemakers, there has been a large investment in new vineyards and new vineyard planting systems. Since the 2015 vintage the region has started a six year transition period to allow all the wineries of Vinho Verde region to produce and label Vinho Verde Alvarinho, even outside the sub-region of Monção e Melgaço. In other words, look for even more of the innovative and top quality Alvarinho wines from the Vinho Verde region in the future.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full article and the interviews with the winemakers here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-alvarinho

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

 

Salut!