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Our Favorite Wines for Summer 2020

May 20 2020

With #NationalWineDay just around the corner on May 25th, we thought it was the perfect time to reach out to our friends at California Wine Club to see what they recommend we fill our glasses with this summer while lounging poolside or dining alfresco. Here are our recommendations:  

If you are in the mood for a chilled white:

  • Viognier: Its heady fragrances will encourage a summer swoon and most likely, another glass.
  • Vinho Verde: Crisp and fruit-forward, this Portuguese favorite is a refreshing dip into the delights of international whites.
  • Vouvray: This wine can range from dry to sweet and still to sparkling.  It is named for the region in Loire Valley that is the source of this fabulous French Chenin Blanc.
  • Sauvignon Blanc:  Tropical fruit flavors and a snap of bright acidity makes this popular white a winner all summer long.
  • Unoaked Chardonnays:  Skip the heavy oaked Chardonnays and sip the day away with a crisp and airy unoaked instead.

If you are looking for a tasteful red:       

  • Pinot Noir: Known for its fruit forward flavor, this red is perfect for sunset patio dining.
  • Grenache: Spanish grenache has a clean, bright taste that pairs well with most grilled foods.
  • Sangiovese: The primary grape from the Tuscan region of Italy, this savory vino is sure to delight with its notes of cherry and tomato.
  • Tempranillo: This wine will take you straight from cocktail hour into the evening party, pairing well with both light appetizers and bold grilled flavors.

And of course, your summer must-haves:

  • Rosé: Always a great option for some summer fun!  Stock up on Rosé from Oregon and California for the best selection.
  • Champagne: Don’t forget the bubbly.  Always recommended to keep on hand just in case of celebration! 

    Whether you’re opting for a cool white, tasteful red, or your bubbly of choice, adding wine to the mix is always a good idea.

    To make sure your wine supply is stocked and ready for summer, enter our #NationalWineDay Giveaway on social media! We’ve partnered with California Wine Club to give two lucky winners $100 Gift Cards. Choose from 100+ handcrafted wines from small, artisan wineries so you are guaranteed to find something you love! The Giveaway launches May 25th at 10 am PDT, just search System Pavers on Instagram or Facebook and follow instructions to enter.