The Best Summer Wines for Sipping Outside, According to Southern Sommeliers
Summertime is perfect for backyard get-togethers, barbecues, and basking in the warm sun with a glass of wine in your hand. Not just any old wine will do, however. The best summer wines pair nicely with grilled food, fresh fruit or veggies, and are as refreshing as a gentle breeze on a hot day. To find out which wines are best for summer, we crisscrossed the South to talk to the experts: certified sommeliers who work in the South's best restaurants, hotels, and wine shops. These professionals know wine, but perhaps more importantly, they know the food, culture, and weather of the South.
The sommeliers we consulted recommended a list of wines including refreshing sparklers, tantalizing roses, crisp whites, and even chillable reds. Whether you're looking for a wine to accompany grilled fish, a juicy steak, summer salads, or watermelon pie, this list will help you find the perfect glass of wine to cap off your meal. Best of all, the wines our experts selected come at a variety of price points, with most around $10 a bottle. So get ready to take your summertime sipping to the next level with these amazing summer wines.