If you’re not a complete wine guru (it’s O.K., we won’t tell), you’ll love this info-graphic we found on Popsci by artist Sean Seidell. It visually maps out 20 white wines with 20 flavors according to their level of dryness. Check it out by clicking the photo below – consider it a white wine cheat sheet!
August is national peach month, and what better way to celebrate than with a sweet and refreshing glass of peach wine? Try Florida Wine’s “White Gold”. ($16.95/Bottle)
This Florida wine is made from 100% of the very best white peaches, and has a sweetness that is sure to satisfy your peachy cravings.
It is a tasty addition to dinner, light summery snacks, or just for sipping while you relax this August. It can even be poured over peach or vanilla flavored ice cream for a unique sweet dessert.
Looking for a good wine under $20? There are some great value wines available according to Food and Wine. Here are some of the recommendations they gave us for red and white wines.
Chardonnay: 2008 Luli ($20)
Master Sommelier Sara Floyd teamed up with California’s Pisoni family (of Pinot Noir fame) to make this wine, which emphasizes the fruitiness of its Santa Lucia Highlands grapes and de-emphasizes oak flavors. It offers pure peaches-and-cream notes with a lick of citrus and pear.
Sauvignon Blanc: 2008 Hanna Russian River Valley ($19)
Winemaker Jeff Hinchliffe translates the bright fruit character of night-harvested grapes from Sonoma’s cool Russian River Valley into a blossom-scented Sauvignon Blanc with a soft texture and clean pineapple, grapefruit and herbal aromas.
Pinot Noir: 2007 Siduri Sonoma County ($20)
This entry-level bottling from Adam and Dianna Lee’s acclaimed high-end winery showcases the sophisticated side of Pinot. Juicy, creamy and ripe, with a plush texture, it balances its impressive body with vivid aromatics and a delicate acidity.
Zinfandel: 2007 Foxglove ($15)
Bob and Jim Varner of Varner Wine know what’s right with Zinfandel (big flavors) and what’s all-too-often wrong with it (alcohol overload). By sourcing grapes for this second label from Central California’s Paso Robles region and adding in 14 percent Petite Sirah, they have made a tangy red with classic wild berry fruit and a satisfying touch of jamminess.