Skip Nav
Taste Test
Taco Bell's New Quesalupa Is Bursting With Cheesy Goodness
Food News
Why Pancake Day Is Definitely Not a Hallmark Holiday in the UK
Valentine's Day
You Won't Be Able to Contain Your Excitement For This Heart-Shaped Pizza

Summer Sipping Tips

With the weather heating up and the bbq busy grilling, it can be hard to find the perfect wine for summer sipping. Vegetables in winter are usually part of a sauce or as a component in a dish, however in summer we enjoy them in their pure and simple form, lightly grilled or softly dressed. Here are some useful hints to help you select the right wine:

  • Pair raw vegetables with chilled whites. A white Rioja or Alborino pairs nicely with raw tomatoes and a dry Rose works well with a caprese salad.
  • For heartier vegetables like charred peppers or dishes with rich cheeses, opt for a lighter red like a complex Pinot Noir.
  • Fresh corn goes nicely with a buttery Chardonnoy or crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Experiment! Instead of the popular Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio try an off-dry Reisling or lesser known grape such as a Viognier or Trebbiano.
  • For a picnic purchase small wines sold in plastic quarter bottles.
  • Don't be snobby about a screw-cap. More and more good quality wines are coming with an easy to open screw cap.
  • When in doubt drink bubbly!
Around The Web
Pro Tip: Pair Your Girl Scout Cookies With Wine
Spaghetti Cooked in Red Wine
The Bestselling Sparkling Wines in America
The World's Best Hotel Pools
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Things to Add to Champagne
Tulum Travel Tips

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
i love reisling! and screw top wines are so awesome to open (i'm a waitress and we only have one screw top wine and all of us love when a table orders it because it so easy for us to open lol).
AmazonChick AmazonChick 8 years
That's totally my motto - when in doubt, drink bubbly! :)
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
I will take these tips into consideration!
llendril llendril 8 years
i'll have to try trebbiano! but i definitely love viognier. great suggestion =)
jesssca-247 jesssca-247 8 years
hey all ya out there wuz upp^!!!~
Latest Food