Memorial Day Weekend is finally here, kicking off the summer and making it once again “appropriate” to wear (and drink) white, although if you want to do either any other time of the year, we’re not going to be the ones to call you out on it. Our free tasting this Thursday evening features several spectacular Summer sippers that help kick off the season in style.
These wines are stylish, light and excellent for any occasion, much like the ideal seasonal wardrobe. We have Whites from two old world producers, perfect for patios, porches and poolside as well as delectable Californian bubbles and a Long Island red ideal for chilling and grilling on those cool Summer evenings.
Schramsberg Sparkling Blanc de Blanc ($32.99): The 2013 Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay) has bright and fresh aromas of grapefruit, mango, apricot, lemon, and white peach. The fruitful fragrance intermingles with hints of fresh bread, vanilla cream pie, and rose petals. Freshly sliced Gala apples, zesty citrus, and bright pineapple flavors carry vibrant length on the palate. Whatever you are celebrating, this wine is a perfect party popper.
Macari Dos Aguas ($28.95): A wine of two waters (‘Dos Aguas”) and two worlds. A medium red blend from Long Island, this wine is subtly evocative of an evening on the beach around a fire with friends and food and a steady breeze blowing in off the sea. Boasting rich aromas of red and black fruits and a powerful, deeply scented bouquet of briarwood and leather going into a palate replete with oodles of plummy fruit, earthy under-tones, this wine brings to mind Old World classics while remaining unmistakably New World, East Coast Style.