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Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde: Continue the Conversation!

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: Pairing Versatility

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.

Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde: Thinking Outside of the Food Pairing Box

We all know that seafood pairs really well with Vinho Verde wines, but they are very versatile with a wide range of food so we asked Sommelier Chris Horn to recommend a food and wine pairing that was a little out of the box.

Chris suggests this grilled shrimp & lemon skewer with green & fried chickpeas, corn and piri piri sauce paired with either a single varietal Loureiro or Avesso wine!

Join the conversation using the hashtag #SommsSpeakVV

 

 

Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde: We’re Keeping it Light After the Holidays

We have some post-holiday food and wine pairing ideas for you in our Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde series. There’s no need to stop eating delicious food just because the holidays are over.

We asked Sommelier Erik Larkee what some of his favorite dishes were to pair with Vinho Verde. He recommends grilled swordfish with brussels sprouts, granny smith apples, and caviar beurre blanc with a glass of Vinho Verde.

This dish has fruits and veggies in it!

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Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde: Wine Pairings for the Holidays

What should you make for your holiday apps? We sat down with Sean Kerby for our Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde Series to get his favorite small bites to pair with Vinho Verde to start of our holiday meal. He seamlessly pairs Quinta da Raza Dom Diogo Arinto with these two distinct small bites: seafood fritters with smoked paprika aioli and oysters with citrus espuma. Join the conversation using the hashtag #SommsSpeakVV and tell us what you’ll be serving for your holiday apps!

 

Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde: Introducing Sommelier Erik Larkee

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!

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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!

Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde: Introducing Sommelier Chris Horn

The second Sommelier in our Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde series is Chris Horn, the Wine Director at Purple Café & Wine Bar in Seattle, Washington. Join the conversation using the hashtag #SommsSpeakVV!

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Q: Why is Seattle a good market for Vinho Verde?

A: Because we like oysters and seafood. The cuisine of Vinho Verde and the Pacific Northwest share a lot of flavor profiles.

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Q: When do you recommend Vinho Verde to your patrons? Any favorite pairings?
A: It’s a good aperitif wine to start the evening. I like it with ceviche.

 

Check out this easy ceviche recipe from Kitchy Kitchen and see for yourself why Chris Horn recommends this food and wine pairing: http://www.thekitchykitchen.com/vinho-verde-ceviche-sponsored-wines-vinho-verde/

Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde Wines has worked with several great sommeliers and chefs in the past few years. Follow our series, Sommeliers Speak Vinho Verde, as we highlight what they have to say about and pair with the wines of Vinho Verde. Join the conversation using the hashtag #SommsSpeakVV.

We sat down with Sommelier Eugenio Jardim @myprivatesomm and asked:

Q: When building a wine list, why should sommeliers consider Vinho Verde?

A: They offer the consumers a breath of fresh air in a wine world becoming very homogenized. Wines from Vinho Verde are particularly appealing to sommeliers because of two main factors; their super-high price quality ratio and their uncanny ability to elevate many culinary styles with their freshness.

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