Author: WinoFred

Vinho Verde, anyone ?

First of all, vinho verde (pronounced Vigno verday) means green wine in Portuguese. But, do not expect to see a green apple color or in any way fluorescent like kryptonite that even Superman could not refuse. But I digress … In fact, in this case we do not speak of « green wine » but rather of « young wine ». And young,  vinho verde is, since it is usually bottled from three to six months after the harvest. The vines grown to compose this one of a kind wine are located in the northwest of Portugal, in a region rather lush, thanks...

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Where do bubbles come from ?

Although this unorthodox « treatment » that could be called « Coca-Cola method » is practiced for some sparkling wines , the genuine beautiful bubbles actually come from a method a bit more complex and all-natural.

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Wine blending 101

When there are several varieties of grapes that are used for wine production, this is a blended wine. This technique is used around the world, from Bordeaux to Champagne and as far as Patagonia, Argentina and Australia.

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