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.┬á I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.┬á Fortunately,…

My Portuguese Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

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Portugal is more than just port wine. ┬áThat is where most peopleÔÇÖs experience with Portuguese wines may have started and stopped, but Portuguese wines are so much more. ┬áI 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┬áAlvarinho wine in Melga├žo, is an international┬ábenchmark for the wines of this grape variety,┬áblending perfectly into the distinctive Minho┬álandscape surrounding it. Located in Melga├žo (PortugalÔÇÖs northernmost point) it is protected by┬áa range…

Why Try Portuguese White Wines This Summer?

Aveleda Vinho Verde and Alvarinho

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