Trader Joe’s Cheap Wine Pick: Espiral Vinho Verde

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Summertime!  And the living is easy!  And the drinking should be, too.    This Trader Joe’s Cheap Wine Pick is one of my favorites, and has been a staple of my summertime tippling for several years.
Espiral Vinho Verde

 

Wine: Espiral Vinho Verde
Region: Portugal
Style: Crisp, refreshing white with effervescence
Price:  $4.49 a bottle

 I first discovered Vinho Verde when I lived in New York, and it was one of my favorite wines for a New York summer.  Nothing cut through those muggy days like a nice cold glass of vinho verde – super crisp and refreshing, with d just a few bubbles.  When I moved back to LA,  I was thrilled to find this great (cheap!) Trader Joe’s Vinho Verde for only $3.99! (Though I think the price has gone up this year to $4.49).   Vinho verde originates in Portugal, and refers to a region and a style rather than a specific grape.   Vinho verde wines are made with very young grapes (hence the nice acidity you will find in most vinho verdes) and have a slight sparkle to them (that wikipedia tells me originally came from malolactic fermentation, but is now usually a result of artificial carbonation.)    It’s low in alcohol – the Espiral Vinho Verde is only 9% ABV – so it’s great to drink in hot weather without getting that sticky feeling you can get from too much of the hard stuff, and  it’s a nice mixer for some of the lighter summer wine-based aperitifs, like a kir.    It’s nice citrusy flavors pair well with a lot of summer food – fish, grilled chicken, tomatoes, pesto, pasta.    This Trader Joe’s Vinho Verde is eminently quaffable!

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  1. Lisa E. August 11, 2014
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