The Producer: After living abroad for 12 years, Rui Abecassis, returned to his native Portugal. His friend in New York City encouraged him to find a great Vinho Verde to export to the U.S., and together they created Vera.
The Why:This slightly fizzy wine has bright notes of lime and pink grapefruit. On the palate it shows more citrus and zippy minerality. Great on its own or with everything from fried foods to grilled fish.