NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wines of Vinho Verde USA announces the "Passport to Vinho Verde" promotion, which will run during the entire month of June at wine shops in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Participating retailers will showcase indigenous grapes of the Vinho Verde region and host educational tastings and specials during the month.
At the Passport to Vinho Verde events, wine lovers can experience a full range of Vinho Verde styles—from the fun, fizzy traditional blends to the more elegant, single grape varietal whites made from Alvarinho and Loureiro to the bright and fruity Espadeiro roses. Vinho Verde wines have balanced acidity and are light in alcohol and calorie content, making them enjoyable on their own or when paired with a fresh summer dish.
"We understand that some may not be familiar with the indigenous grapes of the Vinho Verde region yet," said Manuel Pinheiro, Executive President of the Vinho Verde Regional Viticultural Commission. "So, we welcome the opportunity to introduce American consumers to a whole new side of Vinho Verde through the Passport to Vinho Verde program. And, we hope they will make some fun, new discoveries along the way. "
Additionally, starting June 1, 2013, consumers can enter a sweepstakes* to win a trip for two to the Vinho Verde region of Portugal by entering here.
The Passport to Vinho Verde wine promotion is part of a three-year campaign, underwritten by CVRVV and Wines of Portugal, to increase interest and awareness for Vinho Verde wines and the Vinho Verde region of Portugal in the U.S.
For additional information on the Passport to Vinho Verde promotional program, including in-store tasting dates and times in your area, please visit our web site.
Passport to Vinho Verde participants:
- 67 Wine
- Alphabet City Wine Co.
- America's Wine Shop – McAdam Buy Rite
- Blue Streak Wines & Spirits
- Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
- Bowery & Vine
- Dry Dock Wine + Spirits
- Garnet Wines & Liquors
- Gotham Wines
- Heights Chateau
- Landmark Wine & Spirits
- McCabes Wine & Spirits
- Mister Wright Fine Wines & Spirits
- PJ Wine & Liquor
- September Wines & Spirits
- Union Square Wines & Spirits
- Wine Therapy
- Yorkshire Wines & Spirits
- Binny's Beverage Depot – North Clarke Street
- Gentile's Wine Shop
- Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits
- Lush Wine and Spirits – South Halstead Street
- Lush Wine and Spirits – West Chicago Avenue
- Lush Wine and Spirits – West Roscoe Street
- Potash Market – North State Street
- Potash Market/Sandburg Wine Cellar – North Clarke Street
- Provenance Food and Wine – North California Avenue
- Provenance Food and Wine – West Leland Avenue
- The Bottle Shop
- The House of Glunz
- The Noble Grape
- The Poison Cup
- Andronico's Community Market – Berkeley
- H&W Liquors
- The Jug Shop
- The Wine Club
*No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the New York Tri-State Area, San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Chicago Area who are 21 years of age or older. Contest ends 6/30/13. Void where prohibited. Additional restrictions apply. See rules at www.winesofvinhoverde.com.
About The Vinho Verde Regional Viticultural Commission
The Comissao de Viticultura da Regiao dos Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV- Vinho Verde Regional Viticultural Commission) was created in 1926 to regulate the production and marketing of Vinho Verde. It is an inter-professional organization with the objective of defending the regional and national heritage that makes up the Vinho Verde Controlled Appellation of Origin (CAO) and the Minho Geographic Indication (GI). For more information, visit www.vinhoverde.pt/en.
SOURCE Vinho Verde Regional Viticultural Commission