Summer means it’s time to relax, slow the pace, and enjoy the long, warm days. For relaxing by the pool, wine is the ideal complement. Here are my top 10 picks for your summer drinking pleasure, all available nationally, and all under $25.
Soft and dry with notes of apple, pear, citrus blossom and almond butter.
$4.99 – 250 ml can
Light, sweet-tart and tangy with notes of tangerine, green apple, watermelon and violet.
Light, crisp, fresh and dry with notes of lemon zest, white apricot, sea salt and almond sliver.
$9.99 > Buy this wine
Dry, subtle and fresh with notes of lime, apricot, green peppercorn, bay leaf and sea salt.
$24.99 > Buy this wine
Creamy and subtle with notes of lemon curd, apricot, almond, sage and pine needle.
Silky, fresh, elegant and dry with notes of lemon pound cake, caramel apple, almond biscotti and nutmeg.
Tart and dry with strawberry, cherry, cocoa and vanilla notes.
$7 – 375 ml can
Lean, tart and dry with notes of tangerine and strawberry jam. Enjoy it lightly chilled. Organic grapes.
$16 >Buy this wine
Subtle, fresh, light and dry with notes of lemon, cherry, fennel and porcini mushroom.
Light, tingly, juicy and sweet with notes of cherry, blackberry, red licorice, chocolate truffle and mint.
For additional pool wine possibilities, see more recommendations from Catherine:
Catherine Fallis, MS, is only the 5th woman in the world to be named a Master Sommelier. For more of her top picks, visit Planet Grape Wine Review.
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