Enjoying a refreshing glass of wine on a hot summer day is something many of us wine enthusiasts look forward to each year. Sure, many people prefer to drink beer or trendy seltzer beverages during the warmer months, but there are certain occasions where wine is just more fitting. If you’re an avid summer wine drinker like the Legacy in a Glass team, here are 5 tips to enhance the experience and get the most out of your favorite bottle of wine!
Choose a Lighter Wine
At Legacy in a Glass, we love a good red wine as much as the next person, but many red blends are better suited for cold nights by the fire. When the summer temperature spikes, a lighter, more refreshing wine may be just what you need to cool down. This season, reach for a lighter white wine, like a riesling or Moon Tree Sauvignon Blanc for a fruity, crisp taste that will keep you cool all summer long.
Ditch the Cork
Fiddling with the cork on a bottle of wine can be a hassle when you’re entertaining friends or simply trying to relax after a long summer day, so consider trying a wine with a screw cap to make pouring a glass easier. If you’re a diehard cork wine lover, try uncorking the bottle in advance and transferring the wine to a vacuum-sealed growler to preserve the taste and temperature.
Take it to Go
While we love enjoying a glass of wine in a traditional wine glass, the delicate long stem can easily be broken or topple over if you’re not careful. This summer, try enjoying your wine in an insulated tumbler. Not only do these tumblers come in a variety of cute colors and patterns, but they will keep your wine at its ideal temperature for hours, so you can enjoy the summer festivities, drink in hand.
Pair with Summer Foods
Finding the perfect foods to pair with your favorite summer wines is essential to enhancing the entire experience! If you’re grilling steak, Moon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon is always a strong choice and will complement the main course. Moon Tree Chardonnay pairs well with grilled summer vegetables like corn on the cob and sweet bell peppers, as well as different types of fish.
It’s always important to stay hydrated while drinking alcohol any time of year, but especially during the summer. High temperatures can make it easy to become dehydrated, so be sure to drink plenty of water in between. Additionally, drinking water between alcoholic beverages can also help prevent sunburn, so make sure you’re taking the proper precautions to ensure you’re staying safe this summer!
“Any time you can spend with family and friends is a special time,” says Steve Pollack, our National Sales Director. To see our full range of Moon Tree wines or to purchase a bottle, visit https://legacyinaglass.com/shop/