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Red, White And Pink

Jun 17, 2011
Red, White And Pink
Wines that pair perfectly with summer foods.

red_white_and_rose_wineFor months now, we have been craving the sweet smells and tastes of summer. Now that summer is finally here and we can plan dinners in the back yard with friends, beach picnics and July 4th parties. Here are some of Daily Sip Summer Picks that pair perfectly with classic summer fare:

A fresh, rich Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc) from the Loire Valley offers citrus aromas and bright, crisp acidity, making it a perfect pairing for heirloom tomato salad, goat cheese, fish, and shellfish.

Daily Sip Pick: Xavier Flouret French Blonde 2009 ($19.95)

Pinot Noir from New Zealand is medium-bodied, making it a great pairing with summer favorites such as barbeque chicken, seared Ahi tuna, and pulled pork.

Daily Sip Pick: Staete Landt Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007 ($18.99)

There is almost no wine more satisfying than a vibrant rosé replete with red fruit flavors (raspberry and strawberry, namely) on a hot summer afternoon or evening. It is perfect for sipping on its own or pair it with salmon, corn salad, shellfish and mild cheeses.

Daily Sip Pick: Robert Sinskey Vineyards Vin Gris of Pinot Noir 2010 ($26)

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