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
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
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
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
Sure, you’ve heard of Vinho Verde. Your friend probably brought it with you to the beach or you enjoyed it on the porch on a blazing hot summer’s day. You probably know the Vinho Verde that is light, bright and effervescent.
Well, you’re not wrong, but there’s a other whole side to the region and the wine that you might not know about. We invite you to learn about Vinho Verde through different eyes. Get ready to lift the veil and #GoVerde.
Watch Virginia Miller discuss her enlightening trip to Vinho Verde and one of the key components in our white wines!
Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde!
Thank you for joining us as we’ve talked with Sommeliers around the country about what they love about Vinho Verde and of course their favorite foods to pair with the wines. To close out our Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde series we thought we’d leave you with a final thought from Sommelier Sean Kerby.
Q: What’s your ideal time/place/setting to enjoy Vinho Verde?
A: Vinho Verde Can be enjoyed anytime, but it’s really with food that it finds its ultimate place.
Continue the conversation using the hashtag #SommsSpeakVV and share with us your ideal time/place/setting to enjoy Vinho Verde!
Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde!
We were curious about what the Sommeliers in our Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde series liked to pair with Vinho Verde. Here’s what Sommelier Eugenio Jardim (@myprivatesomm) told us:
A: “Vietnamese, Mediterranean, Japanese, Mexican, etc., the fresh and bright Vinho Verdes consistently bring out the best out of the dishes. Think of Ceviche, Sushi, Grilled Sardines, Fried or Grilled Calamari, Spring Rolls – they all taste much better with a chilled glass of Vinho Verde.”
Now you no longer have to wonder what wine to drink when you order takeout or order your favorite spicy dish! You really can’t go wrong with a glass of Vinho Verde.
Join the conversation using the hashtag #SommsSpeakVV.
“As we’ve discussed many times before, we’re huge fans of Vinho Verde (pronounced veeng-yo vaird), the region in Portugal just to the west of Douro and to the south of Rías Baixas in Spain. Today we’re back with more on the long (and we mean long) history of the region in this special post sponsored by Vinho Verde Wines.
Last year we introduced this region in our Get to Know Vinho Verde post. We then highlighted a number of amazing selections well under $20 from a variety of different grapes. (You can check out all those here.)
And while these fresh, modern wines are extremely popular today their history goes way back. All the way to back to the Romans in the 1st Century AD, in fact. The oldest known historical references about the existence of wine in this area come from two Romans, Seneca the philosopher and Pliny the naturalist, as well as the legislation of the Roman Emperor Domitian (51-96 AD).”
Intrigued? Find the whole blog and a list of recommended wines: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-modern-wines-with-a-whole-lot-of-history
Experience the luxury of this new eco-friendly hotel that offers a fine-dining restaurant and its own winery!
Virginia Miller writes, “Eco-friendly vineyards with a state-of-the-art winery, a carbon-neutral hotel, expansive grounds, eco-lodging opening out onto the vineyards and a fine-dining restaurant? This isn’t Napa, it’s Portugal. Opened in August 2015, Monverde Hotel is the first hotel of its kind, not just in the idyllic Douro wine region (where Vinho Verde wines hail from), but in the whole country.
Home to Quinta da Lixa winery, which produces a range of Vinho Verde wines, Monverde is in the countryside near the village of Amarante, about 30 miles east of the city of Porto (where you’ll find Portugal’s famed port houses). It’s a 74-acre estate of gently rolling terrain and rows of grapevines leading to a stately main building designed by local architect Fernando Coelho. The property houses 15 guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a luxurious vinotherapy spa that utilizes restorative grape seeds, skin and stems in treatments. The expansive indoor/outdoor pool, which includes a Turkish bath and sauna, is divided by mirrored glass and lined with white chairs for lounging. You can choose from a range of massages including Ayurvedic and hot stone, with materials sourced from the nearby Tâmega River.”
We’re ready to take a trip! Get the full article with all the tips and highlight from Food Republic: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2016/12/02/hungry-concierge-monverde-hotel-portugal/
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