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Wines Around the World: Portugal
September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25
As our Wines Around the World series continues, we travel to Portugal. Come to Virgola for an entertaining, interactive wine tasting featuring Portuguese wines that will delight your palette and enlighten your senses. Tuesday, September 10th from 7pm – 9pm we will feature the Wines Around the World Portuguese wine tasting & food pairing. Experience the casual elegance of Virgola while you learn about some new wines, enjoy a delicious food pairing, and learn what foods will pair with these and other wines. You don’t want to miss this, tickets will go fast!
Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution in the past couple of decades, updating its winemaking technologies, styles, and attitudes. This archetypal Old World country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (Port and Madeira) and tart, light Vinho Verde. One might argue that Portugal’s place in the wine world has centered more around its cork production than its wine, but this depends largely on which period of history one chooses. Portugal’s many vine varieties and their countless regional synonyms are endemic to Portugal, while others are shared with neighboring Spain. An increasing number are the ever-popular ‘international varieties of French origin (e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay). Happily, the current success of Portuguese wines has not become dependent on the latter category – a fact which has played to its favor; by retaining their indigenous grapes, Portugal’s winegrowers have maintained a certain uniqueness in their wines, which is a valuable asset in the world’s increasingly demanding and competitive wine market.
Join us on Tuesday, September 10th for a fun-filled, interactive wine tasting featuring a selection of wines from Portugal!