Vinho Verde: the serve of the summer

These refreshingly crisp Portuguese white wines are the perfect pour for your next barbecue

What makes a great summer wine? A balanced acidity? Fresh, clean flavours? A drink that's as easy to sink as it is to sip? Well, you're in luck because Vinho Verde's white wines are all that and more.

Made in one of the largest and oldest wine-growing regions in the world, Vinho Verde wine gets its name from the lush green landscapes of north-west Portugal. The white wines made here are well-known for their crisp, green-apple flavours.

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Vinho Verde white wines are light, aromatic and sometimes come with a gentle sparkle. They're a true expression of this southern European country, which is why they are the perfect serve for summer.

Thanks to an effortless versatility and their well-balanced flavour profiles, Vinho Verde white wines work well alongside a whole range of foods, including everything from platters of barbecued-meats, light seafood dishes and satisfying plant-based creations.

And with availability at an all-time high, there's no excuse not to try a bottle. These days, most major supermarkets, independent retailers and wine merchants will have at least one white wine from Vinho Verde on hand to fuel your summer soirées.

So what are you waiting for? Dust off the patio furniture and invite those you love the most to join you for some serious alfresco dining. Just don't forget the Vinho Verde.

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