Category: summer

On this hot summer’s day, I’ve got…

On this hot summer’s day, I’ve got Lakeview Cellars Morgan Vineyard #Kerner ($18) from Niagara in my glass. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES Aug 18. Full review here: https://goo.gl/LFksdv

A collage of white wines to enjoy this summer.

A collage of white wines to enjoy this summer.

Another cheap, accessible, fun, carefree summe…

Another cheap, accessible, fun, carefree summer wine is Gruner Veltliner, from Austria. It is an amazing “first wine of the night” if you’re on a tasting tear and a nice, elegant white wine that thrives with a chill. Get your summer night started off with one soon!

Another summer white wine I feature perenniall…

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 …

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 …

A good lineup of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs fit for the summer.

Everyone knows I love Wine Folly’s graphics an…

Everyone knows I love Wine Folly’s graphics anyway and often feature them on Corkshrewd. This one is a favorite, however, for so many reasons. First, I love both of these wines and have served them both at tastings. Second, summer (now) is prime time for crisp, chilled, fresh Sauvignon Blanc. Third, for Sauvignon Blanc lovers (or people just getting into it), I strongly encourage you to try all the expressions of this grape. Touraine (the “Old World” bottle above) is classic, often a bit earthy, and perfect with goat cheese. Brancott (the “New World” bottle above) is zippy, lively, tart New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc–perfect for first courses, grilled shrimp with lime, or cooling down on a hot summer night. Please, try both of these styles–not bottles, but types of wine! You’ll see what this grape has to offer!

Looks like dinner!

Looks like dinner!

Other good seafood/wine pairing suggestions.

Other good seafood/wine pairing suggestions.

Rioja Crianza is an excellent dry, juicy red w…

Rioja Crianza is an excellent dry, juicy red wine for the summer.