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Vinho Verde: Like no other wine in the world
June 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a perfect class for a summertime evening
WINES OF VINHO VERDE: Like no other wines in the world
Only $15 a person!
It’s happening now. Serious Vinho Verdes are starting to arrive in Minnesota. We’ve had perfectly drinkable wines available from northern Portugal for quite some time, but a recent wave of more detailed and interesting wines have now arrived in our state.
In this new class we’ll examine the far northern portion of Portugal (Vinho Verde). We’ll cover the history of the region, the geography and topography, and put special attention on the key grape varieties involved in these wines
The array of different styles now available will amaze you, and as you’ll learn in this class the wide range of grape varieties allowed that combine with the varying topography to make for incredible variety. You’ll learn far more than you expect to, guaranteed. Vinho Verde is way more than simple straightforward “green wine”.
Our tasting will consist of six wines that will show the quality levels and styles available to the consumer. These might be the best summertime sipping wines available, and this new class will be the best way to learn about them!
Photo: the high pergola vine training common in Vinho Verde and Rias Baixas. Why do they do this? We’ll find out in class! (Photo: Feliciano Guimarães)