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Snooth User: akops41

Vinho Verde

Posted by akops41, Mar 5, 2008.

Yeah or Nay:

I enjoy the slight fizz in a tasy Vinho Verde.

I say yeah. a little bubble that brings out the fruit, but nothing like champagne. Champagne makes my tongue itch. its just too much. VV has just the right amount.

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Reply by John Andrews, Mar 6, 2008.

Just curious ... have you tried a Sparkling Shiraz?

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Reply by Philip James, Mar 6, 2008.

HondaJohn - I did once, along with a dessert Shiraz. Both were pretty jarring, although the dessert shiraz was the worst - very sickly and cough syrup tasting.

Akops - Not all VV's are frizzante, but in general for some simpler crisp whites i think a spritz of CO2 heightens the refreshing taste.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Mar 6, 2008.

I may have to do some field research first before I weigh in...

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Reply by wine mom, Mar 6, 2008.

Have you tried a 2006 Meda Margherita Moscato d'Asti? It is a FABULOUS desert wine, especially with a fruit pizza, with a natural "frizzante." Fizzy, but not fully sparkling like champagne.

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Reply by akops41, Mar 7, 2008.

ive had sparkling shiraz once and it was just ok. definitely worth trying, but probably not something id drink very often.

or maybe i chose one that wasnt very good.

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Reply by Philip James, Mar 7, 2008.

Wine Mom - I dont even know what fruit pizza is. I do like my fair share of off dry, frizzante and dessert wines. Usually the german off dry wines or a sauterne or a canadian ice wine for full on syrupy sweetness.

The off dry german wines are great partners to spicy foods - thai and mexican, but the super sweet stuff is either dessert in itself or maybe with cheese or chocolate, maybe.


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