Although we believe most seasons are just right for great pairings of food and wine, summer just seems to offer endless opportunities for matching lighter, refreshing wines with simple, easy-to-prepare foods. With the amazing selection of this year’s Summer Top Ten Wines, it’s easy to find delicious counterparts that complement these top-notch summer wines at easy-to-swallow prices. Here are some of our favorite summer companions for white wines included in our Summer Top Ten Wines, all less than $20. Stay tuned – we’ll share our summer red wine pairings and recipes on this blog July 28.Elios Mediterranean White – From Greece, this crisp, fresh, dry white wine has mineral notes and ripe citrus on the nose. Perfect for sipping on the porch or served at brunch. With its tangy-sweet, citrus-honey marinade, Grilled Tempeh Kabobs really highlight the citrus notes of the Elios. Chicken or seafood also work well in the recipe and the pairing.Innovac!ón Torrontés Pinot Grigio – Made in Argentina from sustainably farmed grapes, this liter-size value bottle is irresistibly floral and tart. The hints of lush peach and apricot pair perfectly with creamy pasta dishes or roasted chicken. Farfalle with Roasted Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce brings together both for an appealing summer sensation. Serve with grilled or roasted vegetables on the side.
Perfect Summer Food & (White) Wine Pairings
Summer savvy: Try these summer-perfect food and wine pairings that will make your meals sizzle!