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Quinta de Soalheiro in Melgaço on Portugal’s northern border with Galicia, produces exquisite white wines from Alvarinho. The vineyards were first planted in 1974 and the Alvarinho brand “Soalheiro” meaning ‘sunny place’ was created in 1982.
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This is why I enjoy participating in #WineStudio, a live, 4-week long, wine tasting and education series that takes place each Tuesday evening from 9-10pm EST on Twitter. 760 more words
Anselmo Mendes began producing wine with Alvarinho grapes in 1998, in Monção and Melgaço in the Vinho Verde region close to the Galician border. Today he is one of the most celebrated winemakers of Portugal. 440 more words
My idea of Vinho Verde wine, prior to coming to Portugal and immersing myself in an enormous sea of stunningly delicious Vinho Verde wines, was that it was a rather simple fruity white wine that could be sipped on a hot summer’s day. 1,437 more words