Broadbent Vinho Verde

Everyday low price $9.95.

We've had this Broadbent Vinho Verde before. Well, not this one actually. This is a wine that's made fresh every year and intended to be drunk young and "green." It's deliciously light, with a bit of a "spritz" that makes it even more refreshing. And at only 9% alcohol, you can drink as much as you want.

The grapes in are 50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura and 10% Pedernã. I don't think anyone outside of Portugal has heard of them. It's like the combination in Spanish cava, a selection of local grapes that makes the signature local wine. There's no mistaking it for anything else.

Broadbent Vinho VerdeBroadbent Vinho VerdeThe sunflower on the label was painted by Alice, the niece, of Bartholomew Broadbent, when she was four. I don't know how long ago that was, but she's probably making the wine by now.