School’s out for summer, and so are formal, stuffy, sit-down affairs. Picnic foods are just right for when the weather warms up and you don’t feel like cranking up the stove. Whether it’s a picnic for two in the backyard, or a large family gathering, you’ll want to pour wines that pair well with whatever foods you may be serving. Our quick wine pairing list will make packing the perfect picnic a cinch!
Pop the Cork on Delicious Picnicking Wines:
- Italian cold cuts like salami or prosciutto pair beautifully with our Mariana 2010 Cabernet Franc, which has enough red fruit and spice to complement their salty bite.
- Grilled, fried or baked chicken pairs beautifully with our lightly tropical Broadmoore Estates 2013 White Trails and our creamy, round McKenna 2011 Sauvignon Blanc.
- Fruit salads pair beautifully with our award-winning, floral and refreshing Frisch 2012 Riesling.
- Berry pies and tarts pair beautifully with our citrusy and aromatic Homage Cellars 2012 Muscat or our vibrant and tangy Revel 2013 Vin Rouge.
Simple Wine Country Cooler: Combine red or white wine, pineapple juice and lemon juice over ice in a large wine stem or tall pitcher. Add sparkling water and garnish with lime wedge or other summer fruit of your choosing.
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