Tag: Alvarinho

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

I tasted through many years this year through Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.¬† I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.¬† Fortunately,…

My Portuguese Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

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Portugal is more than just port wine. ¬†That is where most people‚Äôs experience with Portuguese wines may have started and stopped, but Portuguese wines are so much more. ¬†I quite enjoy the red and white blends from Portugal. They are…

Find Out More about Quinta de Soalheiro at VanWineFest 2018

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Quinta de Soalheiro, a pioneer in the creation of¬†Alvarinho wine in Melga√ßo, is an international¬†benchmark for the wines of this grape variety,¬†blending perfectly into the distinctive Minho¬†landscape surrounding it. Located in Melga√ßo (Portugal‚Äôs northernmost point) it is protected by¬†a range…

Why Try Portuguese White Wines This Summer?

Aveleda Vinho Verde and Alvarinho

“Uniqueness in a Bottle“.¬† That about sums it up.¬† Portugal produces wines from grapes that are indigenous to their country.¬† I believe there are 250 grape varieties grown in Portugal.¬† I had been told before that during the ice age,…