After years of being overlooked, Vinho Verde is now mainstream and this Portuguese region is having its moment in the sun.
Naturally lower alcohol wines and excellent fruit quality hold the key to its new appeal. Around the world, an appetite is developing for this refreshing style of Atlantic wine.
Whereas old fashioned Vinho Verde from the 1970s used to be lean, thin and underripe, changes in vineyards and winery practices now produce riper yet still refreshing wines that are definitely hitting a sweet spot amongst consumers.
Whether you are looking for a new idea for an aperitif or something more serious and structured, you can find it in today's Vinho Verde.
We'll try a white wine made from Loureiro, an interesting sparkling wine made in the Ancestrale method and a rare red Vinho Verde.
HOW IT WORKS
You buy the wines separately and need only consume a tasting sample of each wine during the tutorial. You can follow our preservation tips to keep any leftovers for another day.
James Thorne has put together a 3-bottle pack at an exclusive 15% discount.
The price here on this website is for TWO connecting with one video feed. To book just ONE space, please use the promotional code 'Online1' at checkout, reducing the price by £8. (For three or more people using one video feed there is no additional charge beyond the price for two).
After you book your spaces, we'll send a link for ordering the wines. We will also send instructions for joining Zoom calls from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Zoom is proving to be a very sociable medium for wine tasting, so we can guarantee you'll have fun! Each session will last just over an hour.
Note - the best value way to access our online tastings is by joining our monthly subscription club (20% discount). This gives you access to our weekly classes and if you need to skip sessions we give you credits (use these to pay for other events, give free spaces to friends or arrange a private party we'll host for you). Plus you get free access to our WineBrain tutorials included!
Click here to read more about our Wednesday Wine Club membership programme (just £50/month for one, £80/month for two).
The Wines (in serving order):
The special pack price is £40.77 (the normal price is £47.97 - 15% off). You only need to buy one pack to share between two people. Delivery is free in the Cambridge area (inside A14, A11, M11, Girton, Histon, Milton and Impington).
NOTE - cut off for national wine deliveries is Mon 13 Sep.