In the summer, some days are best spent sitting back and relaxing, taking in the sun, with a nice glass of wine in hand. Typically, people associate rosé wine with the summertime, but there are so many different options of reds, whites and sparkling wines that can help you beat the heat this summer. Here are some of the must-try’s we have hand selected just for you.
- 2015 Riesling Josef Linden Estate, Mosel, Germany
With its floral aromas of lavender and lemon, this Riesling has a dry but full flavor, perfect to match with things such as red meat, cheese and spicy foods. This wine would be perfect on a day where any grilling is involved as it acts as an amazingly fresh counterbalance for the rich, charred flavor of grilled meats and vegetables.
- 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Whitehaven, Marlborough, New Zealand
This fruity, fresh and medium-bodied white wine is the perfect refreshment to have after a long day. It is best served lightly chilled, and can accompany a variety of foods, such as chicken, fish and all different kinds of salad. If you are looking for something light, but flavorful, this is the wine to try.
- 2014 Chardonnay Chalk Hill, Sonoma, California
Full-bodied, with a fruity yet creamy flavor, this white wine will make for a very strong presence at any dinner table. The initial aroma is that of citrus and peaches, but with the presence of oak in the aging process, this wine finishes with a hint of spicy vanilla cream. This would be the perfect wine to accompany your summer clambake.
- 2013 Zinfandel Ravenswood ‘Old Vine’, California
This brightly acidic, and luxuriously soft red wine proves that red wine can also be the perfect summer beverage. Although it must sit out for a little bit, to soften the harsh tannins in the wine, it is very much worth the wait. However, you can always rest and aerate the wine while cooking your meal because this wine goes perfectly with a long-cooking, hearty meal, such as short ribs, or braised beef.
- 2014 Pinot Noir Soter Vineyards ‘Planet Oregon’, Willamette, Oregon
Being aged in French oak barrels gives this wine its signature savory finish. The berry and ripe stone-fruit flavor, as well as the medium body, makes this red wine particularly special, and complements itself perfectly to rich, earthy foods such as mushrooms, burrata, and braised meats.
- V. Gambino, Prosecco, Veneto, Italy
The bubbly and extra crisp taste of this Prosecco make it the ultimate summer drink. It is extremely versatile and can be paired with a variety of things, ranging from light seafood to fried foods to dishes that feature a cream sauce. Give this drink a go at any time and you will not be disappointed.
Interested in any of these delicious wines? Come in to STRIP by Strega and pair your wine with any of our filets, pasta dishes or seafood dinners.