Picnic Potables

June 2011
Written By: 
James Ginley

Cool off your summer feast with these crisp and light wines



Chateau Larmevaille Entre Deux Mers 2009 France, $9.99

From the Bordeaux region known as “between two seas,” this blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion and Muscadelle grapes is light on the palate with heady aromas of lime, citrus, fresh peaches, honeysuckle and melon. Always a favorite for warm days and light meals.


Rocca Cerrina Moscato d’Asti 2010 Italy, $12.99

Aromas that recall the flavors of the Moscato grape, from which it’s derived. Delicate sweetness. Slightly sparkling, or “frizzante.” Enjoy the best of this hot new category from where it originated–Italy. Great with cold salads.

Finca La Linda Malbec Rose’ 2009 Argentina, $8.99

A rose’ made from the Malbec grape, which was transplanted from France and is the “big red” from Argentina. Crushed cherry fruit and strawberry aromas. Medium dry and easy to drink. Pair with any picnic meats.

Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling Mosel 2009 Germany, $10.99

In Germany, the Mosel River winds through the steep, slate rock vineyards that produce the racy, yet elegant style of the queen of grapes, the Riesling. This is the epitome of fruity and crisp, at a bargain price. Good with spicy and Asian foods.

Foxglove Unoaked Chardonnay 2009 California, $15.99

This unoaked Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel and had no secondary fermentation–only the pure flavor comes through. Enjoy with most any picnic fare. Another plus, it was rated 90 points by Robert Parker.