As the season comes close to an end, it’s time to drink all that summer wine! There are three wines this year that have become my wines of summer. Every Thursday I head to the LCBO and religiously grab the same wines for the weekend. Last weekend, my local LCBO was out of my red and I seriously felt lost lol! My wines of summer include a red, white and rosé – each versatile, food friendly and delicious on their own. I’ve been spending all my summer weekends in Prince Edward County, so these wines are also local to the County. With only a few weeks left this summer, you need to soak (or drink) it all in! Read on to find out what I’ve been drinking all summer.
Made with Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay this light-bodied red is perfect for summer. Serve slightly chilled and it’s a refreshing wine on it’s own, but also pairs well with all your summer dinner foods like pizza, meats and pasta. You can read my full review on the Grange of Prince Edward Almanac Red here.
This unoaked Chardonnay is extra-dry, light and crisp with flavours of green apple, lemon and pear. It does not get more refreshing than a chilled glass of the Rosehall Run Liberated Chardonnay on a hot summer day! It’s citrusy acidity also makes this wine super food friendly. Get my full review here.
The Sandbanks Rosé was not only one of my wines of summer, but has become my summer water! Easy-going and fun, this wine has rich flavours of tangerine, raspberry and pink grapefruit. There’s a touch of sweetness, but it’s balanced out nice with a fresh acidity. Trust me, you can drink this wine all day long! My full review is here.