I'm a pretty seasonal eater--though not necessarily in the way most sustainable food activists mean it. There are certain foods that I only eat at certain times of year. Like most people, I tend to enjoy lighter dishes in the summer and crave comfort food anytime the temperature drops below 40 degrees.
One of my favorite things about spring is the return of beloved foods to my regular routine--the first popsicle (or paleta), the first iced coffee, the first time I can eat just a salad as a main course and feel satisfied.
Well, yesterday I bought my first bottle of vinho verde, a warm-weather-friendly wine I was introduced to last summer. This light Portugese white is literally a young wine--hence the "green" part in the name--and retains a light fizz from fermentation. It's crisp and refreshing and so drinkable that you can easily finish off a bottle during American Idol without even noticing (eek!).
Woodland Wine Merchant sells a couple of different varieties of this thirst-quencher--most right around $10. I went with the Broadbent this time.