From the light, crisp spritz of a vinho verde
to an elegant, oak-kissed white, and finely ripened reds to lipsmacking, juicy blends that welcome you with open arms - Portugal has it all.
There's the big reds from Douro then, of course, there's Vinho Verde
- literally green wine.
1 TAPADA DE VILLAR VINHO VERDE
2017, PORTUGAL (PS7, M&S stores) BRIGHT as the Portuguese sun, this is a fun, light, lunchtime white with good acidity driving the crisp green apple and lime flavours, with a refreshing spritz keeping it on point.
2018 Varzea Vinho Verde
PS6.99 at Majestic I have praised the Vinho Verde
It is one of the main varieties in the Vinho Verde
region, whose wines are perfectly placed to refresh in the summer months.
Tour highlights Discover Portugal's second city Oporto Pay a visit to a port wine lodge Journey along the scenic Costa Verde Explore the Vinho Verde
vineyards and discover historic Ponte de Lima's ancient Roman bridge Explore the historic fishing towns of Povoa de Varzim and Vila do Conde Guided visits to Viana do Castelo and Ponte de Lima Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Seven nights' three-star half-board hotel *Book by 16 July 2018 quoting promo code KANE.
I was in the Vinho verde
region and if anything signified "don't take things for granted" it was those moments wandering around the grounds of Quinta da Torre before tasting their wine.
Almost before we dropped our bags, we hit markets in search of crisp white wine, and we fell in love with Vinho Verde
. The wines, named after the region in northwest Portugal where the grapes grow, were lightly fizzy, bright and minerally, under 10 percent alcohol--and cheap.
Cervin has been involved with include the Best of Vinho Verde
Awards in Portugal, the Taste of Rum Festival in Puerto Rico, The California State Fair Wine Competition, the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the Central Coast Wine Competition in Paso Robles, The El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition, He also judges at many wine and food charity events.
RECIPE THE In Portugal the coast is prolific from the cooler currents that bring a host of fish to the shores, and the wine I particularly like is the dry vinho verde
. In this warm climate the grapes are picked under ripe, hence verde, and it can be raspingly dry, yet utterly delicious chilled on a summer day with seafood.
, a light white wine, comes from this area.
It is spending Euro 1.2 million on marketing and information campaigns in Japan and north America coordinated by Italian wine federation Federdoc; Euro 1 million promoting Portuguese 'vinho verde
' wines within China, Norway, Latin and north America, campaigns organised by the Comissao de Viticultura da Regiao dos Vinhos Verdes; and Euro 912 million on promoting Cognac, with campaigns in China, Russia and north America coordinated by France's Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC).