Food & Drink

June 27, 2012

Colors of Summer: Red, White and Rosé; Affordable Summer Wine Picks

This spring I spent quite a bit of time at wine tastings, seminars and events; attending these functions is completely moot if I don’t share my findings with you. It’s hard to narrow down a handful of favorites or most enjoyed in one post out of the hundreds that I sampled, so as the summer progresses so will this post as I’ll periodically share my summer wine finds. Prepping for the upcoming July 4th holiday the theme of this post is Red, White and Rosé, affordable summer wines. I chose six wines, two Reds, two Whites, and two Rosés; These wines all have an enjoyable brightness, drink-ability and a high refreshing quotient that makes them ideal summer quaffs; not to mention the price, $25 and below. Cheers! For those of you seeking fireworks this pending holiday check out our list of 4th of July Celebrations from Palm Beach to Key West.

Martin Codax Albarino

Martin Codax Albarino 2010 (SRP $12) The classic Albarino; ideal sipping wine for hot summer days and nights. Crisp, dry and brightly acidic.

Rte Blanc

Rte. Blanc 2011 (SRP $20) California Sauvignon Blanc, stylistically different than New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Stainless steel fermented, fruit forward with remnants of apples, peaches and pineapple; California citrus-y, dry not acidic. A model wine for those with domestic wine preferences.

J Brut Rose

J Brut Rosé NV (SRP $25) When there is a need or want for bubbles this summer; this Rosé is crisp, refreshing, light, lush and balanced, making it an ideal summer-sipping sparkler.

Casal Garcia Rose Vinho Verde

Casal Garcia Rose Vinho Verde (SRP $10) Similar to the traditional white Vinho Verde this blushing wine is low in alcohol, lightly effervescent with balanced acidity; crisp and refreshing.

Toro De Piedra 2010

Toro De Piedra 2010 (SRP $15) Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Mourvedre blend. Fresh, pleasant, easy a surprisingly light quaff reminiscent of raspberries and roses with just a hit of spice. A choice Red for those needing Red wine substance without the heavy and bold this summer.

Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie Sangiovese 2008

Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie Sangiovese 2008 (SRP $15) A dark fruity wine bursting with cherries, plums and just a hint of spice which keeps the acidity and tannins at bay making this an approachable and drinkable wine.





Eau Palm Beach’s 2nd Annual Burger & Craft Beer Bash to Support Hurricane Relief

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa has partnered with the Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches, part of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, to host a Burger & Craft Beer Bash at the resort on Saturday, September 23...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor

Lobster Lunacy at Boston's on the Beach Delray Beach photo: Boston's on the Beach Facebook page

SUMMER SPECIAL: Lobster Lunacy at Boston’s on the Beach

Boston’s Lobster Lunacy special is back! Now through mid-September. Boston’s is serving 1-pound Maine lobsters at market price, served with corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes, lemon, and drawn butter. Craving secon...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor

Secrets of Skinny Cooking, Victoria Dwek and Shani Taub

Secrets of Skinny Cooking, New Cookbook Written by Victoria Dwek and Shani Taub

Eating healthy can be challenging and uninspiring to many. There is something psychologically satisfying for many, myself included about eating food laden in fat and calories.  Low-calorie food/recipes can be just as enjoyable...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor


Elouan Rosé

Elouan Rosé

Elouan, the result of California winemakers venturing up to Oregon, one of the world’s renowned Pinot Noir regions. The goal is to produce Pinot Noir with depth of flavor, vibrancy and suppleness. Elouan is a blend of fruit f...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor



Be the first to comment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>