Obrigado means Thank You, but we should be thanking Rui Abecassis, founder of Obrigado Vinhos, for bringing us Portuguese wines of "quality, authenticity and value." Fortunately, we'll have our chance. Rui is stopping by the shop this evening between 5-6:30pm for a special in-store tasting, sharing four bottles from his revealing & expressive portfolio.
Until recently, Portugal has been known by the rest of the wine world for its fortified Port and simple, refreshing Vinho Verde. Thanks to importers like Obrigado, the rest of us are finally getting a taste for the vivid wines and surprisingly diverse range of regions that the small country has to offer. I'm especially excited to try the MJC Colares Branco, a golden, waxy bottle of malvasia from Europe's westernmost appellation that's bottle aged for nearly a decade before release.
Read more about Rui Abecassis & Obrigado Vinhos.
Tuesday, February 12
5-6:30pm @ WWM
Luis Seabra Vinhos Xisto Ilimitado
Rabigato, Gouveio, Codega, Viosinho
MJC Colares Branco
Compañia De Vinos Del Atlantico Rabelo Roman
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
Aragonez, Alicanta Bouschet, Trincadeira