Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Terrace View - Summer Whites

Summer temperatures are heating up and the humidity is climbing. By now we're used to seeing customers with sweat drenched brows and reddened faces. The question... what to drink? As much as I love sipping and thinking, this is not the occasion for such relaxed pleasantries. I think we need something tall and chilled that one can drink in respectable quantities. With refreshment paramount, the order of the day is carried by crisp, light-bodied, unoaked wines with lower alcohol, snappy acidity and clean flavors. Fortunately there are several at excellent prices. Who are some of the players you ask?

Arca Nova Vinho Verde $9.99 - 11% alc, light and zingy, perfect for quaffing.

Blanc De Morgex Et De La Salle $11.99 - from one of the highest vineyards in Europe near Mont Blanc, the grape is Prie Blanc, it's super refreshing, like slightly salty mineral water.

Gertie & Max $10.99 - want to take a break from pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc? try this dry version of the Gutedel grape from Baden, Germany, delightful!

Domaine De Quatre "Papolle" $9.99 - crisp citrus from Gascony, a favorite at the June 22 tasting!

Berganze Vespaiola Frizzante $12.99 - lightly sparkling wine from the Veneto region of Italy, dry, floral, and super fun.

Medici Ermete Reggiano Lambrusco Secco $11.99 - sparkling red, deliciously fresh, 11% alcohol, if you like it you should put a chill on it!

These are just some of our favorites to try, there are many others this time of year. Don't forget that dry rosé is a great choice as well and we currently have over 20 different rosé choices for you. As always if you have any questions just ask!


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