Sipping Sunshine: Our Top Five Picnic Wines for Summer

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The Summer of 2020, scaled back, modified, and in some cases shut down. Big parties are out and intimate, socially distanced, affairs are the new normal. Here are our top five picks of delicious summer wines.

Though much more cities and states are opening back up, the coronavirus still looms steadily, keeping people closer to home than they want to be. Summer 2020 is shaping up to be a summer to remember, for all the wrong reasons.

Though our Julys aren’t full of week-long trips, and our Augusts aren’t full of sporting events, that doesn’t mean we can’t make this summer one to remember. One of our favorite ways to embrace the summer safely is by just heading outside for a picnic.


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Whether you keep it to the backyard or bike over to a local park, make it even better with some scrumptious wine! Is it even a picnic if wine isn’t involved?

Grab your partner, a few friends (socially distanced, of course), or your favorite book, and head out with some food and these top picnic wines for summer. Don’t miss out on the bottles meant for sunshine!

Prosecco

The perfect bottle for every occasion, Prosecco is a beautiful choice for a picnic. Whether you go for your favorite bottle of bubbles or make some delicious Prosecco wine cocktails, you’re sure to enjoy this partnership. Sunshine and Prosecco is a partnership you don’t want to miss out on—plus, it pairs with a lot of your favorite picnic foods.

Chenin Blanc

If you’re a fan of Pinot Grigio, then you have to try Chenin Blanc. It’s a white wine with a range of flavors that comes from its range of winemaking styles—dry, off-dry, sweet, and even sparkling. Find the style that fits your needs. Depending on the style you choose, the alcohol level may be higher than usual, so make sure to pay attention and drink responsibly.


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Moscato d’Asti

As the easiest wine to drink on this list, Moscato d’Asti is a sweet Italian white wine that is actually way more sophisticated than you might think. When you open the bottle, you’ll find sweet aromas filled with peaches, orange blossoms, and lemon. It has a half-sparkling style that makes it seem a little less sweet than it is. It’s just the refreshing beverage you want for a backyard picnic at dusk.

Provence Rosé

For all you Rosé lovers out there, make sure that you pick up a bottle of Provence Rosé at some point this summer. It’s one of the most versatile Rosé styles, so it works for the backyard or a wedding. The best part is, its notes of rose petal pair well with almost anything. You could bring a whole seafood set-up to the park, and this style would match!


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Zinfandel

Maybe you’re one of those people who needs a red even when it’s monstrously hot outside—that’s okay! Surprisingly, Zinfandel is a great choice for your red wine needs in the summer. It’s a signature American wine that’s juicy, full-bodied, and dry—perfect for that picnic or barbecue.

Enjoy the red, white and blue with an assortment of wines and an outdoor meal in the a sunshine. You won’t regret it!


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