Thursday, 1 March 2018

Green Wine


On my trip to Portugal a couple of weeks ago I became rather fond of Vinho Verde,  young wine that hails from the North of the country.  I've only tried the white variety but it comes in all the usual winey colourways.  Tracking them down is just the excuse that I need to head back to the country that's newly on my favourites list.

 It's probably sacrilege but it puts me in mind of the cheap as chips Lambrusco that I used to guzzle in my early twenties.  It's got that slight fizziness, petillance I think that they call it.  The bubbles are delicate, nothing like the blow your socks off variety that inhabit bottles of Champagne and Prosecco.

I'm not the only one who's developed a liking for this citrusy, fruity gorgeous stuff.  Both Salty Dog and Mr Metrosexual were already fans.  And I wonder if we're onto the next big trend?  For typically this tipple is much lower in alcohol than most wines on sale these days.  In an ever health conscious climate that's got to be a good thing.  And for those who occasionally indulge heartily you can console yourself with the fact that the alcohol content is barely more than a couple of pints of strong ale.   There you go.  It's almost lemonade!

Anyway I was pleased to find this brand of Vinho Verde in the big Sainsbury's on the ring road. At just a fiver it's an absolute bargain.

4 comments:

  1. Very tempting to try but I don't risk a tipple now as I can guzzle it.A few years ago I tried white port & it was very nice.To be honest I did have a small glass of fizz to toast my godson who was 21 in November x

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    1. Will have to try the white port when I'm next in Portugal. xx

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  2. I remember my first tasting of it and fell in love immediately. I used to go to the wine shop opposite the hotel and buy a bottle or two for very silly money when the price of wine at the hotel was regulated by the Government. So it can be procured at Sainsbury eh? I shall ask my driver to take me there. xx

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    1. And Tesco and some Co-ops. My researchers have been out! xx

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