Workshop page: The Five V’s, July 2022

Thanks for joining us for this super fun webinar covering five wines that are OUTSTANDING for summertime enjoyment.

As we mentioned in the show, “alternative whites” seem to be something many wine consumers in American don’t seek out. We have no problem experimenting with red wines made from goofy grapes we’ve never heard of, but for whites the security blanket of a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay becomes the go-to for many. These five categories we discuss in the webinar will hopefully get you out of that rut.

Onward to the follow up!

Our wines

  • Lucas and Lewellen Estate Viognier, Santa Barbara
  • Limizzani Fermentino di Gallura, Sardinia
  • Andrea Fellici Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi, Italy
  • Oro de Castilla Verdejo de Rudeda, Spain
  • Vera Vinho Verde, Portugal

Your handout

Your webinar replay

More links for learning (and favorites in each category)


Winesearcher: Viognier

Here’s a great article by Jancis Robinson all about Viognier.

Did you know some of the best Viogniers in America come from Virginia?

Some personal favorites:

  • Cline Family Winery (a bargain)
  • Any Viognier from Yalumba (ranges from $12-50 … they make five of them)
  • Lucas and Lewellen (the one we tried in the show)
  • Chateau Grillet (the single AOC in Northern Rhone, big bucks)
  • Any from the region of Condrieu in France
  • Alban Vineyards, Central Coast California


Winesearcher: Verdicchio

Xtra Wine Blog: The NY Times loves Verdicchio and you should too

Vinepair: A great article on aging Italian white wines including Verdicchio

Personal favorites:

  • Andrea Fellici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (the one we were drinking)
  • Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
  • Otella Lugana, Veneto
  • Bisci Verdicchio di Metalica


Winesearcher: Vermentino

Vinepair: The Complete Vermentino Guide

Personal favorites:

  • Argiolas “Costamolino” Vermentino, Sardinia
  • La Spinnetta Vermentino, Tuscany
  • Sella & Mocsa Vermentino di Sardinia
  • Jankara Vermentino Superiore di Sardinia
  • Aia Vecchia Vermentino, Tuscany
  • Ryme Wine Cellars Vermentino, Carneros, California


Winesearcher: Verdejo

The history of Rueda wine

Wine Folly: The Wines of Rueda, Spain

Vinepair: Rueda and Verdejo 101

Personal favorites:

  • Marques de Carceres Rueda
  • Bodegas Naia Rueda
  • Honoro Vera Rueda
  • Nisia Verdejo, Rueda

Vinho Verde

Winesearcher: Vinho Verde

Vinepair: 7 things you need to know about Vinho Verde

Saveur: In Portugal’s Vinho Verde, Wine is Green In More Ways Than One

Drinks Business: New Wave of Vinho Verde is changing the landscape

Personal favorites:

  • Dom Diogo Azal Vinho Verde (really anything from Dom Diogo is awesome)
  • Raza Vinho Verde
  • Quinta do Ameal Vinho Verde
  • Vera Vinho Verde (the one we had in the show)
  • Luis Seabra Granito Alvarinho, Vinho Verde

Thank you, everyone! See you at the next Wine Workshop!

Jason and Angela Kallsen