Another Summer Friday is upon us, and we are now officially on the wrong side of the 4th of July. From here on out, it’s a slippery slope to December and watching the sun set from an office window at 4:45pm.
There’s no doubt that these summer days go by way too fast, but we know just the thing to help slow them down. A full on wine buzz that lasts until Labor Day. Here are five of our favorite wines to drink when it’s warm out, taken directly from our Guide To Killing It This Summer. For the purposes of this post, we’ve also added an average price and a local wine store where you can find each one. Buy a bottle and drink it while listening to a wine buzz enhancing playlist, which you can find below.
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Casa Mono, Salinas, Per Se
Good luck pronouncing this one, so if you see it on a wine list, just point enthusiastically. This white wine from the Basque region of Spain is one of our summer favorites, mostly because it’s light, crisp, and a little bit effervescent. But not effervescent enough to make us self-conscious about loving it. Drink it with a dozen oysters.
Wölffer Estate Rosé
Astor Wines, Morrell
“We’re partial to rosés from the South of France, but this one from the Hamptons is pretty good too”…said the guy nobody likes. That’s actually our exact opinion of rosé wines, but it makes us feel better to imagine a guy wearing a cable knit sweater with shorts saying it. You’ll see the Wölffer all over the city this summer, and it’s never a bad idea to have a glass or three a slow Friday afternoon. At your desk.
Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir
ABC Kitchen, Il Buco
There are few bottles of wine we enjoy more than the Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir, and it’s just light enough to be perfect for the summer. It’s also perfect for the winter and every other season. If you’re at a restaurant, just know that this is a “splurge” kind of bottle and will probably run you north of $80.
Alban Vineyards Viognier
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Don’t know what a Viognier is? Us either. But we had one once in Napa and it ruled. Nowadays, we seek them out and try as many as we can. What we can tell you is that it’s a medium bodied white wine that we once heard described as having an “oily” mouth feel. That might sound gross, but it’s kind of true. You definitely know the wine is there, but it’s not at all heavy. It’s interesting and very good.
Robert Sinskey Abraxas
Vin de Terroir
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
Astor Wines, Winfield-Flynn
Another wine from our guy Robert Sinskey, this time of the white variety. We first had this at an all-time Infatuation favorite restaurant, Blue Ribbon Brasserie. It’s a Pinot Gris blend, and it can be hard to find outside the confines of that awesome restaurant. It’s also on the expensive side, but the bottle is worth the money. You’re handsome, and you deserve it.
For the full summer wine rundown download our FREE Guide To Killing It This Summer.