Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc is a wine for all seasons, unlike other Sauvignon Blancs that lend themselves to only warm weather drinking.
Fall is the time for rosé — well, so are summer, spring and even winter — and Band of Roses is full of the floral aromas and stone fruit flavors that are perfectly suited for all seasons.
Firesteed Pinot Gris is full of melon and citrus flavors that make it an excellent choice for sipping on cooler summer and fall evenings or to accompany grilled vegetables, lobster or other seafood.
After decades of corporate neglect and a slide in quality, Sterling Vineyards has returned to its roots and is making excellent wines that are garnering awards and high ratings from wine critics.
During the summer of 2002, I discovered Vinho Verde and found it to be the quintessential white wine for hot, muggy weather.
Chloe Rosé is a crisp, well-balanced wine with flavors and aromas of fresh red berries and watermelon. It’s great for drinking while dining al fresco on a sunny afternoon or a cool summer evening.
Prisma, which is Spanish for “prism,” is a good representative of Chilean coastal Sauvignon Blanc, wine that has been getting excellent reviews, yet seems almost undiscovered because of its bargain prices. I find Prisma regularly on sale for less than $10.
Apothic Red is not some small-batch, hand-crafted boutique wine. It’s a grocery store wine, available almost anyplace that sells alcohol, and it’s one of the best selling red blends in the country.
Fess Parker Marcella’s is a bright, fresh white-wine blend with flavors and aromas of peach and green apple that’s perfect for drinking during the warmer months.
Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay is a refreshing wine that is well suited for sipping with appetizers or with a meal of grilled fish or chicken on a warm evening.