Yesterday, Laima and I had the good fortune to attend the Wines of Portugal Grand Tasting yesterday, at Bin36 restaurant in Chicago. The tasting was arranged in tables on two levels, with some small bites in the center along the bar. It was a lot of fun, but also so large that we didn't get around to all the producers, which was disappointing.
What wasn't disappointing was Master Sommelier Keith Goldston's Vinho Verde Seminar - plenty of humor, good facts, and great-tasting wines made for a very enjoyable hour.
If you're an aspiring member of the Wine Century Club like me, a tasting of Portuguese wines is a godsend, with an unbelievable number of untried, native grapes readymade to expand your list! I haven't entered them into the list, but I believe I may have gotten as many as a dozen varietals yesterday.
The last bonus was finally getting to meet Cindy, who writes Grape Experiences - so nice to put an actual person to the blogger and Twitter persona.
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