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Food and Wine

Best Poolside Wine under $25 picked by a Master Sommelier

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.

Top 10 Wines for Pool Refreshment

Free Public White Blend America

Top pick for pool wine - white wine in a can

Soft and dry with notes of apple, pear, citrus blossom and almond butter.
$4.99 – 250 ml can

2018 Cavit Riesling Provincia di Pavia IGT Lombardy Italy

A great pool wine for the summer

Light, sweet-tart and tangy with notes of tangerine, green apple, watermelon and violet.

2018 Cavit Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Italy

Cavit Pinot Grigio make a great poolside wine

Light, crisp, fresh and dry with notes of lemon zest, white apricot, sea salt and almond sliver.
$9.99 > Buy this wine

2018 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley Marlborough New Zealand

pool wine by Astolabc - Sauvignon Blanc

Dry, subtle and fresh with notes of lime, apricot, green peppercorn, bay leaf and sea salt.
$24.99 > Buy this wine

2017 Harney Lane Albarino Lodi California

poolside wine by Harney Lan

Creamy and subtle with notes of lemon curd, apricot, almond, sage and pine needle.

2018 Cono Sur Chardonnay Reserva Especial Valle de Casablanca Chile

drinking wine by the pool with Cono Sur chardonnay

Silky, fresh, elegant and dry with notes of lemon pound cake, caramel apple, almond biscotti and nutmeg.

Joe to Go Pinot Noir Oregon

Another can of wine for any outdoor sipping - pinot noir

Tart and dry with strawberry, cherry, cocoa and vanilla notes.
$7 – 375 ml can

2018 Bonterra Young Red Mendocino California

This young red by Bonterra is a lovely pool wine

Lean, tart and dry with notes of tangerine and strawberry jam. Enjoy it lightly chilled. Organic grapes.
$16 >Buy this wine

2017 Mandrarossa Frappato Terre Siciliane Italy

a nice light summertime wine

Subtle, fresh, light and dry with notes of lemon, cherry, fennel and porcini mushroom.

Roscato Rosso Dolce Provincia di Pavia Lombardy Italy

A great Italian choice for light summer drinking

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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