Top Summer Picnic Pleasing Wines


Looking for a great wine to take along on a picnic or other outdoor event? Well look no further than our popular “Top Ten Summer Wines opens in a new tab” program. This is our second post about our carefully selected featured summer wines, perfect for cookouts, beach parties and backyard gatherings. These can’t-go-wrong wines also sport prices that won’t make you sweat.Here are our picnic pleasing picks:PRESTO ROSÉ BRUT (Italy)

  • A rosy Italian sparkler

  • Berry, strawberry and watermelon notes

  • Ideal for brunch, dessert

Recipe pairing: Cherry Clafouti opens in a new tabCheese pairing: Capricho de Cabra – a Spanish goat cheese with a gentle sweetness and creamy texturePAZO SERANTELLOS ALBARINO (Spain)

  • Expansive flavor and intense aroma in an affordable Spanish white

  • Apricot and blood orange notes

  • Ideal with Spanish favorites like paella

Recipe pairing: Seafood Paella with Crab and Sugar Snap Peas opens in a new tabCheese pairing: Manchego – sheep’s milk brings a touch of sweetness to this traditional, piquant Spanish cheese, which becomes firmer and sharper over timePISATO PINOT GRIGIO (Italy)

Made with Organically Grown Grapes

  • Grapes from 90-year-old vines in Italy’s Veneto region

  • Balanced, with lemon zest and green melon notes and a touch of minerality

  • Pair the floral aroma with poultry, fish

Recipe pairing: Summer Chicken and Vegetable Soup opens in a new tabCheese pairing: SarVecchio – this Wisconsin favorite, hand-selected and aged for at least 20 months, has a crumbly texture and nutty, slightly sweet flavorMALENCHINI RED LABEL CHIANTI (Italy)

  • The inaugural vintage for this rustic, Italian red

  • Flavors and aromas of stewed fruit and cherry pie

  • Mouth-watering with summer pastas

Recipe pairing: Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and “Hidden” Zucchini opens in a new tabCheese pairing: Parmigiano Reggiano – aged 24 months, hand-selected from single source farms and made with spring and fall milk, creating complex flavor and a nutty caramel finishWe’ll share more great wines throughout the summer on this blog. Can’t wait? Check out our Top Ten Summer Wines opens in a new tab page for a complete list of our featured wines along with cheese and recipe pairings.

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