Labor Day | Patio and Beach Sippers

After my one year in Spain or more specific the Canary Islands, I am back in the US, back in Florida!  And let me tell you, I am happy about it!  There is always more to find in a European Country of Origin than here, but the challenge is, it is only that.  In Spain, most of your wine stores carry nothing but Spanish wines - Which is great and fully understandable, but frustrating when looking for a nice French Burgundy or Aussie Shiraz!
Anyways, back at full swing, I wanted to make sure that I don’t miss out giving a couple of tips for some nice patio sippers for these hot few days (at least here in Florida).  One style of wine that is coming more and more to the forefront in wine stores and restaurant wine lists alike, are the stainless steel fermented Chardonnay’s from California.  The wines remain with a lot more of their fruit characteristics, a higher acidity which makes them great for small bites, spicy foods or just to sit outside and sip away a chilled glass of wine on the patio. Lincourt does a Steel Chardonnay from the Santa Rita Hills,
California that I can certainly highly recommend, but there are others out there worth trying.  Other great summer sippers remain the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and for the patio in the afternoon, I honestly like the Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc.  It is well balanced, easy to drink, every grocery store has it, and it doesn’t break the bank!  Beyond that, there are nice refreshing Albarino’s from Rias Baxias in Spain or go for a crisp Pinot Grigio from the Alto Adige region of Italy. And when I am referring to Pinot Grigio, PLEASE stay away from Santa Margherita!  It costs way too much and the quality of the wine is poor!
For your evening Burgers or BBQ meats of the grill, switch to an easy going red such as Tres Picos or Las Rocas Garnacha from Spain or stick with a nice Zinfandel from Lodi, California.

Have a great Labor Day

Cheers | Prost


  1. Thanks for sharing some great ldeas on wines

  2. Nothing to thank for Lynn. I hope you liked the wines and had a great Labor Day weekend