Summer Wines

I always look for fresh, fruity and bright wines for summer drinking.

They should appear light, with a light edge or change of color on the rim when tilting the glass. If you look at the top of the glass the viscosity or thickness should be light.

The bouquet/aroma should be light, fresh, a little fruity, and in my view aromatic.

There are good wines available for under $6. Look for the Pinot Grigios in Trader Joes, the Chardonnays in Publix in Florida and the Sauvignon Blanc in your favorite wine store.

Flavor or taste should be acceptable to your own summer grape style: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigiot are popular.

Be different - try Lillet - a great apertif from the South of France.

Foods to pair: Barbeque, cold cuts and salmon