Tag Archive: portuguese wine

May 30

Wine Of The Week – 2012 Arca Nova Vinho Verde

Portugal’s Vinho Verdes always have a low alcohol (10.5) and a little spritz to make them easy drinking for the summer lunches or before dinner. Very dry, crisp finish made for Asian cuisine or Mediterranean food is a trademark for these wines. Taking some sliced fruit like oranges or watermelon and putting it in a …

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Dec 19

Wine of the Week – 2011 Chamine

Ahh,¬† another Portuguese earthy red with hints of game and a bright juicy finish… Robert Parker gives this deal an 86 rating, and this is the perfect time for some winter grilling and a good hearty red like this one. Git while the gittin’ is good, because this wine won’t be here long. Price: $10.00

Jun 25

Wine Of The Week – Casal Garcia Vinho Tinto

Casal Garcia red is a fruity wine offering enticing red berry notes and a silky structure with soft tannins. A simple blend of Portuguese grapes makes this an everyday all purpose wine, and the light body will go great in the heat of this summer. Get a light chill going on this vino and start …

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Sep 12

Wine Of The Week – 2010 Lab

The sunny, gentle slopes of clay and limestone near Lisbon produce this deep flavorful white, perfect for the deck or dining room table. A blend of Fernao Pires, Arinto, Moscatel and Sauvignon and the fact that this wine is allowed to stay in contact with the skins for a longer period than normal enhances the …

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Aug 29

Wine of the Week – 2010 Follies White

Wow, is this a winner! From Portugal comes this¬†2010 Follies which is a 50/50 blend of Alvarinho and Loureiro grapes. The Alvarinho grape is the class of Portugal producing fine quality whites perfect for the warm summers. Loureiro adds crisp acidity and a nose of passion fruit and white flowers. Match this up with a …

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