With summer time in full swing, there’s zero time to waste doing anything other than traveling, lounging or adventuring. We’ve pulled some delicious and refreshing fine wines that pair well with all of the above – the best part is, they’re our experts current favorites, so you know they’re incredible. Read on for top wines they would choose again and again.
Dave Malone, California Wine Expert
“I’ve been really enjoying the Trione Sauvignon Blanc lately. The current vintage, I believe, is one of the best they’ve made to date. It’s packed with flavor yet stays refreshing on the palate. I had it this week with chicken stir fry and it was amazing. I may also be guilty of pouring a bottle of this in my tumbler to enjoy by the pool.”
Bill Stobbs, South African, Australian and New Zealand Wine Expert
Dan Eddy, Northwest USA Wine Expert
“My top summer pick is the new Cooper Hill Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon. This wine is organic, so it’s a healthy summer white alternative. I’m planning to enjoy it at friends’ pool parties, where it can be sipped alone, as it is soft and elegant with hints of pear and apple, boasting a smooth finish with just enough acidity to make it refreshing. It’s super to pair with poolside snacks like a cheeseboard or Florida smoked fish dip. I might even take a bottle tubing on the river. All this and it’s under $15.”
Atanas Nechkov, French Wine Expert
“Indeed, the popularity of dry rosé wines from Southern France in general and Provence, in particular, is rapidly growing amongst wine enthusiasts. In a very short time the US has become the world’s second largest consumer of dry rosés wines after France. That makes even more sense here in Florida where summer practically starts at the end of February. Dry rosé wines are light to medium-intensity, bright and fruity and perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day and best match for summer time grilling. The dry rosé wine selection from Provence, Languedoc and Corsica at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits has now over two dozen different wines at prices ranging from $9.99 to $26.99, all worth exploring. Definitely try Champs de Provence Rosé. It's a classic dry rosé, medium bodied, with vibrant notes of red berries, citrus and orange.”
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