I believe there is a wine for every occasion, and sometimes you just need an easy-to-drink, affordable white wine. The next time you're looking for what I like to call a picnic white, reach for Tamás 2009 Pinot Grigio. I recently deeply enjoyed this Central Coast white, which sells for under $12.
With apple aromas, a crisp finish, a light body, and a touch of minerality, it's a wonderfully refreshing wine. I paired it with baked goat cheese and apricots, but it's smooth enough to drink without food. Added bonus: the bottle has a screw cap making it perfect for parkside sipping. What's your favorite picnic wine?