Sommelier Erik Larkee, the Beverage Director for Michael’s Genuine Hospitality Group, shares his thoughts on why Vinho Verde is a great addition to any restaurants wine list for our Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde series. Join the conversation using the hashtag #SommsSpeakVV!
Q: When building a wine list, why should sommeliers consider Vinho Verde?
A: Value and Variation. The wines drink above their price point and the styles of Alvarinho can add depth to an Albariño selection.
If you’ve only tried the blends from Vinho Verde, we suggest you try the single varietal wines from the region. If you like the Spanish Albariños we suggest you try the single varietal Alvarinho from Vinho Verde. It’s the same grape!