There’s nothing quite like that first sip of wine after the hot sun gives way to a warm summer night. Best of all: You don’t need to blow your bank account or choke down vinegar to afford it. “A good summer wine has three essential characteristics,” says Natalie Tapken, the wine director at New York City’s Lure Fishbar and B&B Winepub. “First, it’s light, crisp, chilled, and super refreshing to complement the beautiful weather of the season. It should also be versatile enough to bring with you to the beach or barbecue and be paired with your favorite fish, vegetables, or other grilled delectables. Finally, a good summer wine shouldn’t be too expensive!”
To help us determine the best summer wines, we raise our glass to those well-versed in vino to uncork the best bottles that cost no more than $20 a pop. Cheers!
“I drink a lot of our Sauvignon Blanc during the summer.It is an aromatic wine, crisp, has a clean style.
Tastes like: “Beautiful aromas of pink grapefruit, honeysuckle, and lime.”
Drink it with: Sushi, fresh seafood, or spicy Asian cuisine
Drink it with: Appetizers, fish, or Asian food
“The low tannins make it a terrific summer red, since it can easily be served chilled.”
Tastes like: “Red fruit and lively acidity.”
Drink it with: This food-friendly wine can be paired with roasted chicken, sausage, salad, and basically anything eaten for lunch on a deck.
“It’s crisp and light; perfect for warm weather dining.
“The light, fresh red wine is perfect for summer; it’s got a kiss of sunshine and a silky smooth finish.
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source: womens health