Summer Time Wines to Try: Leslie Sbrocco and Ray Isle
Relaxing with a drink by the pool or on the porch in the candle light just screams summer to me. Leslie Sbrocco wrote “Wine for Women” and Ray Isle is the executive editor for Food & Wine magazine. They picked some affordable wines in every shade, flavor, and carbonation for your summer sipping.
Sparkling Wines: Ooh La La Vs Vietti Moscato
Cheap champagne is not always a bad thing. You can go for something fruity with a lower alcohol, said Leslie. Ooh La La Sparkling Pinot Grigio ($11) is a California Wine and, from experience, it’s tasty. The other top pick is Vietti Moscato ($15) from Italy. Kathie Lee and Hoda both loved Ooh La La, and it was also Leslie’s pick.
Rose Wine: Muga Rose Vs Beckman Grenache Rose
For your summer picnics, consider a rose wine. Muga Rose rings in at $12.50 and Beckman Grenache Rose is $15.99. The Beckman is very bright red and the Muga Rose is lighter. Kathie Lee and Hoda were split between the two.
Chillable Reds: Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Vs Slices Red Sangria
Leslia Sbrocco said that chillable red wines are the best drink for summer. Many people think you can’t chill a red wine, but these two are totally chill worthy. Palacios Remondo La Vendimia is $15 and Slices Red Sangria is $12.
Boxed Wines: Bota Box Redvolution Vs Powers Cabernet Sauvignon
The adult juice box is never a bad idea. It’s affordable and you can get a lot more than just one bottle yeilds. Ray and Leslie favored Bota Box Redvolution ($31) and Powers Cabernet Sauvignon ($24). Each of these yields three liters of wine.