Shelf Stars: A Better Vinho Verde

Welcome to Shelf Stars, The Growler’s cheap wine column in which we discover the best under-$15 bottles in town. This edition of Shelf Stars is brought to you with underwriting support from Central Avenue Liquors. Every spring, my good friends down the block host a gathering in their backyard called the Vinho Verde Opener. It’s … [ Read more]

Wine Wednesday: White Port & Tonic

In advance of Sunday’s World Cup matchup, I thought Wine Wednesday should touch on something from Portugal. The obvious choice would be vinho verde. But just like Portugal’s performance against Germany, we can do better than that. Don’t get me wrong, I love vinho verde. When the humidity is suffocating, I’ll be the first person to … [ Read more]