NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vinho Verde Regional Viticultural Commission (CVRVV) presents the first Vinho Verde Week, June 21-27, 2010. During the week, top restaurants in New York City will celebrate the food-friendly nature of Vinho Verde by offering special pairing menus and by-the-glass selections. Additionally, participating retailers will host Vinho Verde tastings and offer discounts on Vinho Verde purchases.
New Yorkers can enjoy these specials during the first week of summer, and they can discover firsthand why the fruity aromas and light, crisp, vivacious flavors of Vinho Verde make the wines ideal for the warmer months. 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.
"Vinho Verde Week is a great opportunity for consumers to learn about our region and see how well Vinhos Verdes pair with seafood, salads and international cuisines such as Latin and Asian-inspired dishes," said Manuel Pinheiro, Executive President of the CVRVV. "Our region takes great pride and pleasure in producing our wines and we are thrilled that the enthusiasm about Vinhos Verdes is spreading to the U.S."
Vinho Verde Week is part of a three-year campaign, underwritten by CVRVV and the European Union, to increase interest and awareness for Vinho Verde wines and the Vinho Verde region in the U.S.
Participating Vinho Verde Week restaurants include:
Bussaco Restaurant & Wine Bar
L'Ecole The Restaurant of the French Culinary Institute
Macao Trading Co.
The Drunken Horse
The Oak Room
Participating Vinho Verde Week retailers include:
67 Wine & Spirits
Alphabet City Wine Co.
Best Cellars (UES)
Best Cellars (UWS)
Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
Red, White, and Bubbly
View additional details on Vinho Verde Week participants and events at www.vinhoverde.com/week.
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