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Tasting: Wines from Portugal

Tuesday, 09 July 2024 16:54
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News Release: Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
About: Tasting Wines from Portugal with Joseph Schwabauer
Join us on Tuesday, July 30th from 4-6 @Metrowines on Charlotte Street to meet James Schwabauer, learn about the grapes of Portugal and taste wines made in Portugal. The event is "at the bar" and "on the house."
Why Joseph Schwabauer? 
Joseph is a 12 year veteran of the wine business, doing it all from wine retail, restaurant wine lists and working with some of the best producers and importers on the supplier side. 
Why Portuguese wines?
From Wine Folly: "Because Portugal’s wine culture developed in relative isolation, many grape varieties do not grow anywhere else in the world. If you don’t recognize the grape variety on a Portuguese wine label, it’s a good thing. There are over 250 indigenous varieties and a few imports (including Alicante Bouschet) that have adapted well to the Portuguese landscape (i.e., they are delicious). To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. With all the excitement Portugal offers, let’s look at the major wines and regions."
"To put it succinctly, Portuguese Wines are the next big thing," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "This is a great opportunity to expand your wine world."
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
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