The Grapevine

What Wine to Drink Outside

May 27th, 2016

“If it is really hot outside, it’s got to be rosé, hasn’t it?” Tough to beat the Brits and their idioms, sometimes. (Though it’s not reputed to be terribly sunny in the U.K., is it?) [level-members]

With the weather heating up across most of the northeast, and the big holiday weekend upon us, today seemed a perfect time to share an article we came across from The Guardian in the U.K. yesterday.

It really doesn’t matter what you’re eating – a refreshing cold pasta salad from the fridge or something hot and spicy right off the grill – summer wine is all about refreshment and thirst-quenching. The article’s recommendations won’t be of much help – their audience is in the U.K. after all – but their general recommendations are spot on: rosé is a great place to start. A lightly chilled Cab Franc from the Loire isn’t far behind.

And of course there is always Cabernet Sauvignon and other chillable whites; Prosecco, Cava and other light bubbles; and Vinho Verde.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend. We’ll see you on Tuesday! [/level-members]