I used to think of wine sold in boxes as a byproduct of oversupply, cheap plonk that at best would give you a headache after the first sip.
Oyster Bay Chardonnay, a light wine with delicate fruit flavors, is better suited for warmer weather drinking than the familiar full-bodied, oaky and buttery Chardonnays from other parts of the world.
Award-winning French winemaker Jean-Claude Mas has a good sense of humor, and he has used it to create the line of witty and delightful Arrogant Frog wines.
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.
The light and refreshing Lot 33 Rosé from 90+Cellars is so good that it should be selling for at least twice its price.
Even though temperatures are warming, there’s still a place this summer for a rich, bold red wine, particularly when its served with flavorful grilled or slow-roasted meats.