Vinho Verde Wine Experience – Sippin’ on Portuguese Wine
like no other wine in the world.
For those who don’t know, Vinho Verde is the Portuguese wine that originated in the historic Minho province in the far north of the country.
However, Vinho Verde Wine Experience is an event in New York City that offers endless Vinho Verde tastings to Wine lovers along with food pairings from some of the NYC’s hottest restaurants.
The Vinho Verde event took place in Midtown Manhattan. There were around fifteen different wines accompanied by food, mixologists slinging cocktails, live music, top sommeliers teaching you about Vinho Verde, and a print photo booth capturing the entire experience.
People were tasting and educating themselves on different Portuguese wines, chatting with one another, roaming around with their branded stemless wine glasses, dancing to the DJ’s favorite songs, and having small bites from NYC’s best restaurants.
Seeing that the event is one of the most hotly anticipated parties on the summer social calendar, the venue was big enough to fit the whole Vinho Verde experience. As for the Vinho Verde Wine Portuguese producers, they were educating their guests on the history of their wines and answering all the questions.
I learned a lot of things about Vinho Verde that blew my mind. Did you know that the Vinho Verde region has produced wine for over 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest wine regions in Portugal? I think that’s fantastic! Also, The wines of Vinho Verde have long been known for their vibrant fruit, low alcohol and refreshing qualities; a true combination that makes them one of the most versatile partners with food. Another thing I learned from the producers is that Vinho Verde is an ideal wine pairing for salads, seafood and Asian cuisine, and can be served alone or as an aperitif.
“Vinho Verde is Portugal’s largest wine region, with 19,000 grape growers farming over 51,000 acres of vineyards.” said the producer at the Manuel Costa & Filhos stand who gave us a tasting of the Melodia Wine.
As for the food presented, it was mouthwatering. It was the perfect food combination to enjoy different Portuguese wines. The food selected for the event created amazing pairing combinations with Vinho Verde, ideal to enjoy the right experience.
Fresh Seafood Ceviche “Tigre de Leche” presented by second, Handcrafted Vegan and Chicken Dumplings with a gluten free hot sauce presented by Silly Chilly Dumplings, Porchetta and beef sliders presented by Bread & Spread and the best My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream.
As you walk into the event, you can spot a vibrant and colorful cocktail bar where top mixologists were crafting Vinho Verde cocktails. Brightly coloured drinks that went by “Sunset Breeze”, “Summer Fling” and “All Day Cooler” were served.
After hours of sippin’ on Portuguese wine, the day ended with fun games, photo booth pictures, and endless memories.