3 Cool Wines for Summer (VIDEO)
With summer in full swing most wine lovers reach for a refreshing white wine as the way to go. Put the obvious aside, because today we are showing you some surprising wines to pair when the temperatures start to rise.
In this wine video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani heads to a San Francisco hot spot and asks the experts their advice on the coolest wines for these hot summer nights.
Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Loire Valley, France 2010 $14
Racy and refreshing with complex minerality and bracing acidity which provides a firm backbone and crisp finish.
Edmunds St. John ‘Bone Jolly’ Gamay Noir Rose El Dorado, California 2011 $18
Aromas of freshly crushed berries and minerality help this uplifting Rose pair with a wide range food, especially if the sun is out.
Georges Descombes Morgon Beaujolais, France 2009 $22
From the village of Morgon, this Gamay Noir over-delivers with ripe dark red fruit, mineral tones and firm acidity. Great with a slight chill.
Wine Tasting Events
Wine Club Night
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 6:00 PM
Come try the wines from July’s wine club and pick up this month’s club packs. 6-8pm, $10 and free for members
Thursday August 9, 2012, 6:00 PM
Despite their better-known red counterpart, Rhone whites posses an enchanting richness and elegance that must be experienced. 6-8pm, $20
Burgundy: Ramonet & Roulot
Saturday August 11, 2012, 2:00 PM
Come try out some of our cellared Burgundy from Ramonet and Roulot. 2-5pm, $25
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:00 PM
Ryan and Megan, husband and wife duo, focus on rich Cabernet and Italian varietals grown in California. A great opportunity to try wine from a new and explorative producer. 6-8pm $20
Thursday August 23, 2012, 6:00 PM
With an illustrious history in the northernmost village of the Cote de Beaune, the Pavelot family makes exquisitely balanced Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Aligote. 6-8pm $20
Wine Director of The Absinthe Group, Ian Becker is responsible for cultivating the award-winning wine program at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, working closely with Executive Chef Adam Keough and Sommelier Aaron Wasserman to craft a selection that complements the San Francisco-influenced French brasserie menu. For Boxing Room, he features a selection of small-production wines that complement the rustic and bold flavors of the Cajun-inspired cuisine. Mineral-driven, crisp whites pair well with the raw bar as well as a selection of juicy reds to go with Boxing Room’s robust appetizers and entrees. Becker also hand selects every wine to ensure customers receive the finest quality and best value at Arlequin Wine Merchant and Comstock Saloon.