End of the Day Summer Wines

Wineshutterstock_289167629The dog has tired of chasing sticks, the kids are playing ball in the yard, and the shade has finally covered the patio. It’s your time now. Call the neighbors, warm up the grill and open a bottle of wine.

whsiperingWhat better wine to open on a summer day than a chilly, dry rosé from Provence? The 2014 Whispering Angel Rosé soothes the soul like the murmur of bumblebees buzzing between the foxglove and gladiola. Delightful aromas of jasmine, strawberry and raspberry are delivered with crisp, tongue-tingling acidity. This is a perfect match for the sweet and salty tastes of prosciutto with melon or grilled chicken slathered in sticky barbeque sauce.

three-pears-pinot-grigio-2012The 2013 Three Pears Pinot Gris from California is a richer, more flavorful style of Pinot Grigio. This is a summer fruit salad of a wine with refreshing flavors of yellow and red apple, peach and pear that pair beautifully with seafood salad or Maryland crab cakes.

We also recommend the 2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir as a versatile CCV_Meiomi_TN_PN_mecsummer red. Here’s a red that’s light enough to compliment grilled swordfish or tuna, yet flavorful enough to walk the walk with grilled kabobs or sizzling smoked ribs.

Whatever your summer wine of choice may be, the best pairing is that special chemistry that develops when wine pairs with good friends and family.

Whispering Angel, Three Pears and Meiomi are available at The Wine Seller.
6 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ  • (201) 444-3300

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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