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Vinho Verde, the new Beaujolais Nouveau?

May 6, 2010

When traveling to Portugal, one drinks two wines: vinho verde and port. Unfortunately, vinho verde has a very poor reputation due to its poor quality: sweet, heavy, low in alcohol but sooooooooo easy to drink. Unfortunately the low quality of 98% of vinho verde damaged the reputation of an appellation that can produce great wines. […]

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Beaujolais back on the road?

September 1, 2009

Readers of Wine Brands might remember I opened the book through the story of the worldwide celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau. It happens that Beaujolais Nouveau’s international success became a curse for the image of the good Beaujolais wines. In his article “Taking on the Beaujolais Clichés” in his blog The Pour, Eric Asimov stated clearly […]

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