Portuguese wine

Vinha Da Fonte Reserva 2021

The Vinha Da Fonte Reserva 2021 is a $8.99 Trader Joe’s import wine though it is available in other countries. This Red Blend is produced by Casa Ermelinda Freitas, a winery in business since 1920 in the south of Portugal inside the Setúbal Peninsula Region. This wine is a blend of Castelão (25% a local…

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Trader Joe’s Roseta Rosé 2022

The Trader Joe’s Roseta Rosé 2022 is a $5.99 Rosé wine from Portugal. The back label lists a bottler, Goavni Bottling, a Portuguese custom wine producer. The flask-style bottle is very reminiscent of the bottle used for Matuse Rosé, a brand of Rosé wine that has been around for 70 years. Matuse Rosé was probably…

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Espiral Vinho Verde – Trader Joe’s

The Espiral Vinho Verde – Trader Joe’s is a $4.45 Trader Joe’s exclusive. Vinho Verde is a region in Northern Portugal and not a particular grape. These wines are typically inexpensive wines with bright acidity and bracing citrus flavors. They are also a little fizzy. Vinho Verde wines were originally slightly carbonated because the winemakers…

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Aiolas Red Blend 2019

The Aiolas Red Blend 2019 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s import wine, a DOC designated wine from the  Dão region of Portugal. TJ’s does not offer any information concerning this Red blend. This is somewhat unfortunate since the wines of Portugal tend to be unique. they often use indigenous grapes such as Touriga Franca or Tinta…

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Brisa Do Mar 2011 Vinho Verde Rose

Rosés have come a long way. Before all you’d see was White Zinfandel or White Merlot, but now it seems the American palate has become a bit more refined. Suddenly rosés out of Provence and Tavel have made a come back and brought a lot of other unique wines along with them. The one I…

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