Vinho Verde isn’t really green, but it does come from barely ripe, kind of green grapes. The wine actually comes in white, red and even rosé versions, though the white is the most common and most popular. This little ditty from Portugal is a summer staple. It’s liquid refreshment, filled with lemony fruit, zesty acidity, a slight spritz, and alcohol that is routinely 10% or lower.
Chilled Vinho Verde is almost like lemonade on crack, plus it pairs well with a variety of foods, from seafood and shellfish to all things fried. The best part is the price. You can almost always pick up a bottle for less than $10. If you’re lucky, you might even manage two bottles for that tenner!
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