Summertime = White Wine

Summertime = White Wine

The typical Minnesota weather gives us ample opportunity to drink big, heavy red wines. However, when summer arrives, and especially with July, it’s with soaring temps and lots of humidity! While you probably have your favorite whites that you return to over and over, we encourage you to take the opportunity to drink something new, and try it for a great price. These are some of our favorite summer wines that not only pair with summer foods like grilled chicken and green veggies, they are totally thirst-quenching. In fact, we like to think of these selections as liquid air conditioning.

summer sale whites 2015

Banfi Le Rime Pinot Grigio

The Italians do many things well, wine being chief among them. We know that our customers love Pinot Grigio, and often go for the well-known, higher priced bottles. But you might not want to open that same higher priced bottle you would normally reserve for a special occasion. For a great everyday white, try Banfi’s “Le Rime” Pinot Grigio. It is the epitome of refreshing. Citrus driven, with a unique minerality that when paired with a simple dinner of prosciutto, baguette, and Pecorino Toscano Riserva is nothing short of heaven. (#99082)
Sale Price: $7.49 each (regular: $9.99)  BUY NOW

Giesen Pinot Gris

Everyone knows New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. So much so, that we understand how easy it is to overlook the fact that they also produce some outstanding Pinot Gris. This wine is way more than simply something cool to sip on a hot day; it’s rather compelling! Notes of lemon, pear, candied ginger, and a hint of orange blossom. The texture of this mid-weight beauty allows you to sip alone, or enjoy with the summer standby meal of grilled chicken, and even cedar-planked salmon. (#106987)
Sale Price: $8.49 each (regular: $11.99) BUY NOW
+ save $6.00 on a solid case! $95.88 per case

Zestos Malvar

Ever met Malvar? No? Now that you have been introduced, it’s time to put this wine on your summer drinking playlist. While relatively unknown to those not living in Spain, it is the leading white varietal of the Madrid region. If you love the crisp acidity of Sauvignon Blanc, this is for you. If you like the body of Chardonnay (weightier), then this is also for you! Perfect for a party, everyone will find something to love in this bottle. (#106173)
Sale Price: $7.49 each (regular: $10.99) BUY NOW

Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner

Yes, we know Grüners are no longer considered the “new it kid” of the wine world. But they still need to be opened during summer. Right now, food leans toward lighter and greener meals full of herbs and vegetables, and this is THE varietal to pair with that type of cuisine. It gets along with those hard to match green veggies, and as a matter of fact, it will make the food sing. In our opinion, nothing is more enjoyable as a patio sipper than this Austrian beauty. (#22117)
Sale Price: $12.49 each (regular: $15.99) BUY NOW

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