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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

The Diversity of Vinho Verde

We have one more surprise in store for you and we’ll leave it up to Lauren Sloss to tell you.

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

 

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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.

It’s All About the People

Who else makes up this vibrant region of Portugal? Virginia Miller tells us her perspective on the people of Vinho Verde. Heads-up, if it wasn’t already on your wine destination list, it will be now.

 

Check out this amazing eco-friendly resort for your next trip: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2016/12/02/hungry-concierge-monverde-hotel-portugal/

Reverse Wine Snob: “Afectus Loureiro – Sweet and Sassy”

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

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

Adventure Around Vinho Verde

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