These Are The Best Wines For Summer Entertaining
This year a post-lockdown summer had us luring outside into parks for picnics, gardens for barbecues, and rooftops for happy hours. Since International trips were on pause, we sipped our way to a vacation state of mind instead. What kept us going were the best wines to drink during the warmer months. Summer wines enhance the season’s ambience, whether that may be a romantic evening watching the sunset, a celebration, or simply enjoying life to the fullest. Now that summer is winding down, we have listed the best wines to drink right now from a variety of countries and price points that are exciting and refreshing to help bring out the season’s memorable moments.
The wine has a long palate that is rich and luscious, with intense and expressive stone fruit flavors finishing with an alluring freshness. Pairs well with spiced dishes.
Lapostolle Le Rose ($13)
Lapostolle is one of the most dynamic and influential producers of wines in Chile and the family has maintained the same commitment to quality since 1994. This wine is elegant and delicate on the nose with aromas such as strawberry and sweet cucumber along with subtle herbal notes. A great aperitif and pairs well with fresh salads, fish and seafood.
A wine that can be enjoyed anytime, everywhere. It features a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. Sourced from sustainable growers in southern France, the name AMBLE + CHASE pays homage to the winemaking process of ambling through the vineyard to ensure the highest quality of fruit followed by the chase of when the grapes are ready to be harvested.
This easy to enjoy wine is a classic southern French rosé made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It involves whiffs of of peach, orange skin and white flowers, as well as a salty minerality. It pairs well with crudités and a crudo of sea bass with lemon.
Zardetto has been a leader in sparkling wine for more than 40 years. The DOC Brut shows intense, fruity aromas with a citrus, orange blossom and stone fruit palate. It’s a perfect aperitif and great mixture for sparkling cocktails.
Made from Vermentino, an aromatic white grape variety that thrives in the Mediterranean climate of Sardinia. It highlights hints of pine and mint coupled with ripe stone fruit and sweet citrus. The wine’s lemony acidity pairs well with lobster, squid or seafood pasta.
This very intense cherry red is a structured rich wine that evokes tastes of blackberry, plum and tones of leather and vanilla. Perfect for a wide variety of meals including BBQ, vegetables, lasagna and chili.