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We kicked off the summer with the perfect day event at the third annual Vinho Verde Wine Experience. Vinho Verde is a wine producing area located in northern Portugal where grape vines thrive and are released 3-6 months after harvest. Not your typical wine tasting, the event was hosted at the insta-famous SECOND FLOOR in NYC. SECOND Floor is known for the awesome indoor/outdoor panoramic views and on a perfect summer day, does not disappoint.
Upon entering, guests were met three options: dance, sip or eat or all three! Inside I found a crowd of all ages, with their complimentary wine glasses and sipping their way throughout the venue. After all, Vinho Verde wineries flew into the city to share the variety of their amazing wines, so we had to try them all!
Each table had a designated representative knowledgeable in their specific brand of wine. The VIP option allowed us the chance to speak with the actual producers and learn what makes each wine unique, and what best to pair them with. The offerings of the region includes red, white, rose, sparkling and even brandy. Once you approach the tables you are given a sample of each (not all at once) to sip, and slowly notice the different flavors and notes. The natural conditions of the region where the wines are produced, make for the perfect grape varieties.
As if endless wine wasn’t enough to satisfy your insides, the event included delicious bites from some of NYC hottest restaurants. Across the room we nibbled on everything from seafood to veggie empanada’s at mouthwatering food stations: SECOND Floor, BreadandSpread, Mymomochi and Silly Chilly Dumplings.
The bar area served up signature cocktails, which included Spindrift sparkling water to help refresh guests. In my opinion, the Vinho Verde Wine Experience is the perfect summer event to kick off the season. If you weren’t able to attend this year, visit Vinho Verde online to stay up to date on the different event held every year as well as recipes and food pairing suggestions.
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Wine Not? 🍷 . This weekend Vinho Verde @vinhoverdewines presented specially curated wines at Second Floor @second.nyc in NYC. For those unfamiliar, Vinho Verde is Portugal's largest northern most wine producing region. . The venue hosted a multitude of stations, each with a diverse selection. We had the chance to taste every flavor imaginable, from sweet to dry and white to rosé. Every station was manned with a representative to discuss and inform guests of how the wines were made and curated . To top that off we also learned which foods pair well. . Across the room were food stations serving mouthwatering dishes from BBQ to seafood. @breadandspread @mymomochiicecream @sillychillydumplings . The beautiful exterior rooftop area allowed guests to embide in speciality cocktails. Overall it was the perfect summer event and we look forward to next year! . . Wanna be in the know for future events? Sign up to our IT LIST with 🔗 in bio! ☝🏾 . . . . . . . . #nycplugged #wine #portuguesewine #secondfloor #nyc #vinhoverde #portugal #vinhoverdewineexperience #winesofportugal #vinhoverdewines #winetasting #likenootherwineintheworld #winecountry #wineandthecity #wineplease #wineloversclub #winelover #wineoclock #winemoment #winestrong #winenot #timeoutnewyork #seeyourcity #donyc #metropicsnyc #thrillist #nycgo #mysecretnyc #nyccityguide #ny1pic