Pair a glass of wine (red, white, or rosť) with the perfect seasonal dish.
By Melissa Knific
SeaGlass Riesling ($10)
Crisp acidity and slight sweetness with notes of apricot and honey
Pair with: Spicy Asian dishes, cold seafood salad
Martín Códax Albariño ($15)
Dry and pleasantly acidic with hints of pear and passion fruit
Domaine du Tariquet Chenin-Chardonnay ($11)
Apple undertones with contrasting creaminess and minerality
Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico ($14)
Moderate acidity with a ripe cherry flavor and hints of vanilla
Pair with: Tomato-based pastas, red meat
Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel ($20)
Spicy with flavors of currants and berries
The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend ($15)
Smooth and smoky with notes of raspberries
Domodimonti Piccolo Principe Rosato ($13)
Semi-sweet and fruity, laced with toffee and licorice
Mulderbosch Rosť ($9)
Dry and super fruity, teeming with strawberry
Pair with: Fresh summer salads, sushi
Château de la Roulerie Rosť d'Anjou ($11)
Toasty notes and touches of red berries
Looking for something a little different? Eppa SuperFruit Sangria ($12) is a modern take on a Spanish classic. It's a blend of organic grapes and superfruit juices, including açai, blood orange, pomegranate and blueberry. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh fruit slices.
Originally published in the July 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.