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An Italian Wine Spin on Thanksgiving!

An Italian Wine Spin on Thanksgiving!

This time of year, there are many articles written about what wines to pair with your Thanksgiving meal. To add an interesting international spin to your Thanksgiving table, City Vino is taking you across the globe to Italy. Italy is the home to many different wine regions, and many indigenous grapes, and its wines vary greatly in grapes and styles. Here are some recommendations for 2019 Thanksgiving:

Vinho Verde – Grape, Wine, Wine Style or Wine Region?

Vinho Verde – Grape, Wine, Wine Style or Wine Region?

If you guessed wine region, you’d be correct. Vinho Verde is the northernmost of Portugal’s winemaking regions. The region is located on the west of the Iberian Peninsula, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on its west. Due to its proximity to the ocean, the region’s climate resembles the lush and green Pacific Northwest. Vinho Verde translates literally as “green wines,” but in this case, the “green” means young wine that is released within three to six months after harvest, and it is meant to be drunk while young and vibrant.