Tag Archives: Portugal

Pluma, Casa de Vila Verde, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal, 10.5% abv.

There at the Wines of Portugal – Vancouver┬átasting table #40 was Ricardo Jorge Pinto Correia, the Director of Casa Santos Lima with a line up of wines to show Vancouver. Friendly, unflappable and enthusiastic about his wares, Ricardo happily explained … Continue reading

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Casal Garcia, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal, 9.5% abv, C$12.75 ++

Young and refreshing – just as promised in Portuguese on the label!  This is cheap and cheerful at its best. Vinho Verde literally means ‘green wine’ but refers to the fact that it’s supposed to be enjoyed young.  Make sure … Continue reading

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Olho de Mocho, Reserva, Herdade do Rocim, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal, 2011, 14% abv.

Why, oh why, are we not all drinking Portuguese wines in copious quantities. ┬áThe price is right, they taste delicious, everything – from lightly effervescent Vinho Verde to sparkling, white, red and fortified wines – is available, and the quality … Continue reading

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