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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

Passion in Vinho Verde

From the vineyards to the winery to the support teams, there are an endless number of people contributing their skills to make these wonderful wines. The key ingredient is passion! We want to share with you with these wonderful words from Lauren Sloss.

Discovering Single Varietal Vinho Verde

You are probably familiar with the tasty blends from Vinho Verde. Did you know there are single varietal wines as well? That’s right (it’s ok to do a double take), try some single varietal Alvarinho or Louriero to get up close and personal with the different characteristics of the many varietals from Vinho Verde.

Watch what Lauren Sloss has to say on these exciting single varietal wines.

 

Are you interested in trying a single varietal Alvarinho? Check out wines from Reguendo de Melgaço.

Surprising Sparklers

Surprise! There’s sparkling Vinho Verde. And it’s really quite delicious. Just ask Virginia Miller.

 

Intrigued? Try one of these two sparkling Vinho Verde wines.

Casal Garcia Sparkling White or Aphros Loureiro Reserva Brut

Lift the Veil!

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!

An Ideal Retreat: The Monverde Hotel in Portugal

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/