With 11% alcohol, costing under $9, and scoring 16 points on the Dionysian scale, the wine had its usual spritz, fruit flavors and finished long and clean. The Acaso Vinho Verde is made from mostly Arinto, and some Loueiro and Trajadura grapes.

The wine is perfect with clams, salads and pairs well with sides of corn. It provides a lot of flavor for the buck.

Seek out and try newer Vinho Verde. They’re meant to drink when you buy them; yes, the same day. It’s a wine to use at the start of every meal. In Vino Veritas.