A Summer Wine Guide

Pair a glass of wine (red, white, or rose) with the perfect seasonal dish.

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Stack Wines California Variety Stack


You can take it with you! Tear-apart stacked stemless wineglasses—filled with single servings of a variety of wines—complement both meat and fish. $12

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William Hill Estate 2012 North Coast Chardonnay


This wine hails from the Silverado Trail, just the other side of Napa Valley. Its notes of citrus and hint of tropical fruit match perfectly with grilled seafood. Serve well chilled. $13

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Black Box Red Elegance


Think of it as an upgraded juice box. This new velvety blend from an award-winning winemaker is a mix of varietals, including Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, displaying hints of red fruit and blueberries. It's ideal with a burger or veggies, and the vacuum seal keeps opened wine fresh for a month. $25 for a 3-liter box

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White Wine


Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc ($12)
This crisp Chilean white features hints of lime and grapefruit and partners well with shellfish, such as clams.

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White Wine


Chandon Brut Classic ($20)
For a limited time, the Chandon mainstay is available in a nautical-inspired bottle. Try this dry bubbly with fried calamari, sushi or Caesar salad.

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White Wine


Château St. Jean Chardonnay ($20)
Nectarine meets vanilla spice in a creamy oak-aged white that complements grilled chicken and portobello mushrooms.

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White Wine


Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio ($16)
Pineapple and tangerine aromas combine with apple and mineral flavors that are spot-on with grilled fish or pork.

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White Wine


Alamos Torrontés ($13)
Dry with well-balanced acidity, torrontés is an Argentine varietal that pairs nicely with Asian dishes and fresh seafood.

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White Wine


Caposaldo Sweet Moscato ($15)
Enjoy this effervescent dessert wine, with touches of pear and stone fruit,
alongside grilled peaches or fruit cobbler.

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Red Wine


Hahn Central Coast GSM ($15)
Grenache, syrah and mourvèdre add up to a blueberry- and pepper-forward blend that works
especially well with grilled steak.

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Red Wine


Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages ($12.50)
Velvety with traces of strawberry and black currant, this versatile wine is terrific with everything from roasted vegetables to burgers.

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Red Wine


Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel ($17)
This full-bodied, spicy California zin—ripe with berry flavors—makes a delicious match for red pasta sauces or smoked beef brisket.

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Red Wine


Rioja Bordón Crianza ($13)
Break out this Spanish red to enjoy with all types of barbecue. Balancing fruit and spice with soft tannins, it also makes a terrific sangria.

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Red Wine


Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho($10)
The perfect burger wine: slightly oaky and peppery with big berry notes, by way of Portugal.

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Red Wine


Louis Jadot Pinot Noir ($18)
Salmon, pork tenderloin and soft cheeses are ideal pairings for this medium-bodied pinot noir with notes of cherry and strawberry.

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White Wine


SeaGlass Riesling ($10)
Crisp acidity and slight sweetness with notes of apricot and honey. Pair with spicy Asian dishes and cold seafood salad.

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White Wine

Apricot-Lime Glazed Shrimp
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 15 m
Grill 6 m

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White Wine

Pork and Veggie Skewers
Makes 4
Prep 25 m
Marinate 120 - 240 m
Cook 10 m
Grill 10 m

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Red Wine


Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico ($14)
Moderate acidity with a ripe cherry flavor and hints of vanilla. Pair with tomato-based pastas and red meat.

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Red Wine

Blueberry-Blue Cheese Salad
Makes 6
Prep 15 m

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Red Wine

Grilled Sirloin with Blackberry Sauce
Makes 6
Prep 5 m
Cook 15 m
Grill 10 m
Stand 10 m

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Ros? Wine

Raspberry Pavlova
Makes 8
Prep 20 m
Cool 60 m
Bake 60 m
Cook 3 m

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Ros? Wine


Mulderbosch Rosé ($9)
Dry and super fruity, teeming with strawberry. Pair with fresh summer salads and sushi.

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Ros? Wine

Mahogany Grilled Turkey Breast
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Marinate 8 m
Grill 40 m

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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 açaí, blood orange, pomegranate and blueberry. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh fruit slices.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.