If you’re looking for something boring and pretentious this summer, then Apothic Rosé is not for you, the 30-something pitchman says as he strolls past dull-looking young men and women dressed in tennis garb at a ponderous garden party. They populate an ad that runs on the winemaker’s website.
Marques de Caceres Verdejo de Rueda is an excellent, refreshing summer wine made from a rising star white grape grown in its own corner of Spain.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing, a wine that’s an excellent choice to sip on a sultry summer night or to have for dinner with seafood or chicken dishes.
De Proprio Gravitas is a Bordeaux-style blend with dignified fruit flavors and aromas that make it an excellent choice for a summer drink for sipping or to have with light fare or seafood.
When I first spotted wine in a can a few years back, my first reaction was that it had to be awful. I didn’t need to try it, so I put it out of my mind.
I know the rules. I was raised in the South where it’s written into the legal codes — no white apparel or wines after Labor Day.
For some long-forgotten reason, I developed a bias a while ago against Chateau Souverain wines, and I suspect it was during the murky years of the winery’s history.
Not only is Riojana rosé a very good wine that sells for an incredibly low price, but it is also a wine that you can feel good about drinking.
Don’t let the price of this wine put you off. It’s a bit expensive for my purse too, but it frequently goes on sale for much less, and it is an excellent and well-balanced New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that won’t drown you with overpowering grapefruit flavors or aromas of bruised tomato vine like some of the country’s cheaper wines do.
Mont Gravet, a light, refreshing, low-alcohol white wine, is perfect for drinking on warm summer evenings. It also has the added enjoyment of being a wine of discovery, one from an unfamiliar region, made from a grape that gets little attention and that I know little about. Maybe for the wine experts, it’s old hat, but for me, it’s new and fun.