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Seminar: Portugal’s Famous Minho Region - Land of Vinho Verde & More

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street Richmond
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Taste the juicy, mouth-watering wines originating from the beautiful green region of the Minho located in the northwest of Portugal in an area between the rivers of the Douro (to the South), the river Minho (to the North) and locked in by the mountains (to the East).

Join us for an amazing tasting of some of the best wines from The Minho.  You'll taste classic red and white Portuguese grape varietals from the region, including, most famously, Vinho Verde, the fresh, aromatic white.

The seminar leader will be Carol Colby, Fine Wine Specialist with Free Run Wine Merchants, a boutique wine distributor based in Virginia, which specializes in part in the distribution of high-quality Portuguese wines.

Attendees will taste six extraordinary Portuguese wines at this seminar.  

Wine selections coming soon.

Carol Colby Professional Biography

Carol Colby is a Fine Wine Specialist for Free Run Wine Merchants. Carol has a passion for wine and for food and wine together.  She is a Certified Specialist of Wine as well as a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators and a guide member of the Court of Master Sommeliers.  She holds an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.  Carol is also Vice Echanson for the Richmond Bailliage of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Board Chair and Wine Educator for Women’s Wine Society.   She has appeared numerous times on local television and radio to share her passion of all things wine related.  Carol is also the resident wine instructor at Mise En Place Cooking School in Richmond. She has been teaching wine classes in the Richmond area for more than 10 years.  Her greatest joy is the excitement and pleasure to be found in sharing the wonders of wine with others.

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