Bluegrass Beverages Recommendations: Summer Sips

June 10, 2013

Summer is here! It is the perfect time to try a new beverage, and we've created a tool to help you do just that. Here is a list of several of our favorite summer beverages along with food pairings. HINT: If you want to try them all at once, come to our wine tasting on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 pm.

We also have a printable version of this list that you can print out and keep with you over the summer as a reference. Enjoy and happy summer! 

Summer Sips

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc, dry but with a refreshing kick of citrus
Perfect for: A picnic in the park
Pair with: Vegetables, cheese, chicken, light pasta salad, grilled fish, chicken salad
Try: Monkey Bay

Wine: Chardonnay, the classic white
Perfect for: An early happy hour on a hot day
Pair with: Fettuccine Alfredo, salmon, chicken
Try: Kenwood

Wine: Pinot Noir, a light but dry red wine
Perfect for: The 4th of July (or any other day)
Pair with: Burgers, lasagna, pork tenderloin, bratwurst
Try: Angeline

Wine: Red Blend, an exciting combination of traditional reds
Perfect for: Late-night conversations with friends
Pair with: Steak, spaghetti, brownies, burgers, pork chops
Try: 14 Hands Hot to Trot

Wine: Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine
Perfect for: Sipping on the patio
Pair with: Light appetizers, sushi, seafood, sherbet
Try: Lunetta

Spirit: Limoncella, a Italian, lemon spirit enjoyed neat or mixed
Perfect for: A poolside cocktail
Pair with: Desserts, especially Tiramisu
Try: Caravella Limoncella