The best way to kick off the summer season is with a glass of sauvignon blanc. Thrive offers vibrant aromas of lemon zest and green apple followed by crisp flavors of key lime and tropical fruit. This refreshing white is the perfect companion to lazy afternoons by the pool or casual dinners on the patio. Pair with grilled shrimp, Greek salads and roasted chicken with asparagus.
This elegant sparkling wine from Bordeaux is crisp and effervescent with aromas of bright red fruit and subtle floral notes. The palate reveals delicate bubbles with flavors of strawberry, tart raspberry and pastry dough. The wine is light to medium bodied with balanced acidity and a soft, creamy texture. Amelia Brut Rosé can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide variety of foods. It is the perfect sparkler for all your summer gatherings.
The “Rosé Craze” is still going strong and shows no sign of slowing down. If you shop in any of my stores, you will notice an abundance of pink and blush-colored wines that adorn the shelves. My new favorite is Sunseeker Rosé, made with 95% free-run juice (the initial juice extracted from the grapes providing the highest quality fruit characteristics). Sunseeker Rosé is refreshing and thirst quenching with tons of red berry fruit and a bright, crisp finish. This is what I call the ultimate “Patio Pounder!”
Pinot noir is the optimal red wine for summer. It is food friendly, light to medium bodied and low in tannins. Edna Valley offers a fragrant pinot noir that is rich in style, without being heavy on the palate. Aromas of blueberry and violet lead to flavors of blackberry, cherry cola and subtle earthy notes. Balanced acidity is followed by a smooth, velvety finish. It is best to slightly chill the bottle before serving. Enjoy with salmon, chicken and pasta dishes.
Barefoot is redefining the wine category once again with their new wine-to-go offering. These convenient no glass, no problem packs offer three glasses of wine. I like to think of them as juice boxes for adults! Barefoot makes it easy to enjoy delicious wine anywhere and anytime. There are four refreshing flavors that will add fun to any occasion. Stock up now for all your summer activities!
Dive into summer with Kinky Cocktails. Kinky makes the best ready-to-drink cocktails and the new Aloha flavor tastes like a tropical vacation. This refreshing concoction has sunny notes of fresh pineapple, coconut and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy Kinky Cocktails with brunch, pool parties, 4th of July gatherings and barbecues.
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