Another summer white wine I feature perennially is Verdicchio, an Italian white wine designed for pairing with seafood…so much so that it literally comes in fish-shaped bottles in Italy! Get some and pair it with shellfish, seafood pasta or any fish off the grill this summer!
If you read Corkshrewd, you already know that I promote Torrontes as a fun, cheap, delicious summer white wine. Just thought I’d do that again, for old times’ sake 😉
A good lineup of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs fit for the summer.
Lambrusco is an example of a red wine you can chill a bit before you enjoy.
Is your ice bucket stocked?
South African Chenin Blanc is excellent and great for the summer.
Chenin Blanc is another good summer wine, especially if you want a little (but not too much) sweetness in your life.
Picpoul de Pinet is a light, fresh white wine from France that is great for cooling down on a warm day.
Soave is an Italian white wine fit for the summer. It used to be more or less a simple table wine for hot days, but production has seen somewhat of a renaissance in the past few years which has resulted in higher quality wines hitting the shelves. Replace your weekly Pinot Grigio with a different white italian wine. You’ll still be refreshed and will try something new.
If you want a nice Sauvignon Blanc alternative for the summer, try Vermentino. It is a crisp, tart, light, citrus-y Italian white you can enjoy chilled. Try it with light snacks or delicate fish filet.