Las Lilas Vinho Verde Rose, 2010 Portugal

“My name is Kaitlin, and I am a Rose Addict.”  Ahhh… it feels good to admit it.  I am powerless to resist the charms of Rose this summer.  It’s all I want.  I try to want other wines, I really do.  But when you hit on something as delicious as this Vinho Verde Rose, and it costs a ridiculous $10, it’s hard to fathom drinking anything else.

Check out it’s gorgeous, almost electric pink color!  She’s a purty one.  The color itself is just screaming “drink me!”  Something this vibrant in color just has to be delicious!  And it is.  It’s fresh and quenching the way a Vinho Verde was intended to be, but offers exciting flavors of strawberry soda, watermelon, and fizzy sweet tarts.  Its finish has a perfect lip-smacking “grip” that makes you feel instantly refreshed!

What to pair with this wine?  Hmmm.  How about a 100-degree day?  We have no shortage of those around here.  Or maybe a pool?  a lake?  the beach?  or just a back porch?  I know, I know- I’ve said all these things before.  But I feel very passionately that this Rose should be consumed at all of those places.  I know from experience!  Of course, I’ve also consumed it in boring places like my couch.  Which miraculously became extremely un-boring once I added a glass of Las Lilas!  It’s true, you must try it.

Here’s a shameful moment in my life as a Rose drinker that I’d like to share; I feel compelled to purge myself and just give in to my total and complete Rose obsession- because at this point, there’s nothing else to be done.  So there may have been a bottle of Las Lilas in my refrigerator at some point recently, and I may have been reaching for the cream for my morning coffee, when…  I glanced at Las Lilas and suddenly thought “that would taste good right now.”  I should also admit- I don’t do much before I’ve had coffee- including talk to people.  But this thought entered my head with 100% seriousness.  So deep is my devotion to pink wine, and this wine in particular, that I really thought about having some first thing in the morning.  And that concludes the How Big of a Lush am I? portion of this entry.

If this goes on much longer, I might turn into this:

help me! I love Rose too much!

“I just really love this wine… I want it on a porch… I want it in a pool… I want to taste it all the time!!  …and… wait a minute, what I really want to say is… *sniffff*… Oh, I’m SORRY, I was just thinking about how much I love this WINE… again!   and I just got all choked up when I thought of all the people out there that haven’t tried it!  aaaand… who might LOVE it the way I do!  I mean, there’s so much bad wine out there, and this one just needs people to LOVE it!  that’s all it needs!  *blows nose* ..ohhh, I just can’t handle iiiit!”

Does anyone know if that video is for real??

Lastly, you can sample this wine tomorrow, July 9th from 12-2 at Cellar’s big ‘ol wine sale from 12-2!  Or any night of the week, as it’s by the glass.  For a while.  Maybe forever.


11 thoughts on “Las Lilas Vinho Verde Rose, 2010 Portugal

  1. Hi, I live in Austin, Tx. where it’s literally 100+ degrees everyday now. I tried las lilas vinho verde rose just the other day and it was everything i need in a wine right now in this heat! Where can I purchase this tasty treat? I’m having a hard time finding it.

    Thank you,
    Michelle Ryan

    • Hey Michelle! if you are unable to locate it near you, try this wine store in Cary, NC called Sip- they have an online store and could ship it to you. their price is good- I’m not sure what the shipping cost would be. If it’s a lot (more than $25 for a case), feel free to email me and I can arrange to ship you some through the restaurant!

  2. I love this wine so much that I buy at least 2 at a time at Cellar…. AND so much that I actually posted a photo of it on my FB page. I never succumb to posting stuff like that, but Las Lilas is so delish I had to share it with the world!

  3. Hi my name is Aida and I live in Los Angeles. I am searching for the Opala Vinho Verde and can’t find it anywhere that will ship it to me. Any thoughts?


    • Hey Aida! is there a Whole Foods near you? from all the past commenters, I think that’s the biggest chain that carries it. If they don’t have it in stock, they might be able to order it for you. Alternately, Stew Leonard’s sells it online, and after shipping it looks like you’d pay about $10 a bottle, which isn’t terrible. Hope that helps a little!

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  5. Hi! I’m trying to find the wine Las Lilas 2010 Vinho Verde in Boston. However, after calling many local places I can’t seem to find it. As an added problem, MA is very strict about buying wine online. Do you have any advice? Thanks!

    • Hmm… By strict, do you mean that you can’t buy from an online wine store? There are several that have it, the one that comes to mind first is called Sip, up in the Triangle area of NC. Alternately, if I were to order you some through my restaurant, could you receive it via FedEx?

  6. You summed up my thoughts! We have it in an independent shop in NJ (jersey city) and I too almost thought it would be good with my Sunday brunch or even over ice cream. It is fantastic. I now feel empowered to buy it even more frequently. Thank you.

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