Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ten Vinho Verde Bottlings Carried by the LCBO

 Here are ten white Vinho Verde bottlings copied from the LCBO website.  You won’t go wrong with any of them.  There’s a good relationship between price and quality.  Happy shopping! 1. ALIANCA VINHO VERDE Portugal | Caves Alianca Vinicola De … Continue reading

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Ceramic Tile Wall in Barcelos

Portugal is famous for its beautiful ceramic tiles. In Barcelos, the street-fronts of houses are embellished with them.

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Chapter 3: Being in the Minho

  The Minho region of northwest Portugal where Vinho Verde is produced, has centuries of history baked into charming market towns like Barcelos where the street-sides of buildings are tiled with trademark Portuguese ceramics. side of buildings are tiled with trademark Portuguese ceramics.  … Continue reading

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Rain in the Minho

Cool wet winters are typical in Vinho Verde country.

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Vinho Verde Chapter Two

Vinhos Verdes vinified from Alvarinho grape (known as Albarino north of the Minho River in the Spanish region of Galicia) offer the most complexity and depth.  The best examples are from the temperate northerly subzones Moncao (softer more delicate wines) … Continue reading

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Vinho Verde

The Minho region in northwest Portugal is a verdant land whose moderate climate keeps the grapes grown there fresh and fruity.

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Vinho Verde, Chapter 1

Vinho Verde is Portuguese for “green wine.” The wine itself isn’t green—it comes in white, red and pink. The “green” refers to the verdant landscape of Minho, the fertile region where the wine is produced. White Vinho Verde is the … Continue reading

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