City Pages: Vinho verde, a perfect summer wine

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Vinho verde is the essence of summer in a bottle. Light and palatable with a touch of effervescence, it’s as perfect for hot summer nights as it is for a day on the pontoon. Drink it with lighter fare or on its own, as an aperitif. You don’t need to be a wine snob to appreciate how fun this is to drink.

“Vinho verde” literally means “green wine” — but not because of its color. “It refers to the fact that it’s drunk young, and not meant to be aged,” says Terrence French, wine consultant for Surdyk’s Liquor. You don’t want to cellar this kind, according to French.

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