White wines often take a back seat to their more popular red counterparts, but Summer is the perfect time to give white wine a try! In this blog, we shed light on wines and wine cocktails that deserve love on hot summer days, especially in Texas.
Wine enthusiasts who dare to explore beyond the conventional will discover hidden gems that offer unique flavors and exquisite experiences.
Vinho Verde: A Pocket-Friendly Portuguese Gem
Let's kick things off with a true summer steal—Vinho Verde. This Portuguese white wine is a budget-friendly delight that's making waves for all the right reasons. With a price tag that won't break the bank, Vinho Verde offers a unique touch of natural effervescence, giving it a subtle fizzy charm. It's like a playful dance on your palate, leaving you refreshed and invigorated. The crisp, clean flavors make it a fantastic companion for a variety of dishes. From zesty fish tacos to refreshing salads and even delicate sushi, Vinho Verde has your summer culinary cravings covered. Don't be surprised if this becomes your go-to sip for the season—it's a treasure waiting to be discovered.
Malagousia: Greek Elegance with a Twist
Transport yourself to the sun-kissed shores of Greece with a glass of Malagousia. This Greek white wine boasts a unique personality, combining the best of viognier and chardonnay. Imagine the lusciousness of peaches and the zing of lime intertwined with hints of lemon oil—it's a sensory journey worth embarking on. While Malagousia might have a slightly higher price point, it's well worth the investment. With bottles that are easy on the wallet and rich on the palate, this wine is perfect for those seeking a touch of sophistication without breaking the bank.
Vermentino: An Italian Adventure in Acidity
For those who crave a wine with a vibrant burst of acidity, Vermentino is here to captivate your taste buds. Hailing from Italy, this white wine offers a zesty twist that's perfect for pairing with grilled chicken and fish. If you lean towards an unoaked style, you're in for a treat—Vermentino's refreshing profile is all about letting the natural flavors shine through. With each sip, you'll be transported to the Mediterranean coastline, where every glass feels like a mini vacation.
Wet Willie: A Splash of Summer
Name by Bryn’s husband TJ, the Wet Willie is the ultimate signature cocktail for poolside parties. It's a sweet, fruity symphony that's bound to keep the summer vibes flowing.
1 bottle Moscato
1 cup peach schnapps
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup simple syrup
Combine the above ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate for an hour or more. Fill a cup of ice. Fill halfway with the sangria mixture above, and fill the remaining glass with champagne/sparkling white wine.
From the crisp allure of Vinho Verde to the elegance of Malagousia and the zesty Vermentino, your taste buds are in for a treat. Cheers, to hot Texas days (and nights) filled with delicious sips, cherished moments, and endless sunshine!