10 Wines You Need for Memorial Day
The air is getting warmer and the days have gotten longer. Summer is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to spend time outdoors with a glass in hand. Whether it’s beachside, poolside, or beside a grill, we have compiled our top ten picks that perfectly complement however you choose to celebrate Memorial Day. Below are our top five wine selections for grilling, and our top five wines best enjoyed by the water!
Our excitement for summer can hardly be contained, and to celebrate the season ahead, we will have Memorial Day wine bundles that will be the perfect addition for grilling and sipping!
OUR TOP 5 WINE PICKS FOR GRILLING
GSM: GSM is for the sophisticatedly curious. Upon first taste, this medium-bodied wine leaves the palate with a blended synergy of rich flavors like blackberry, dark cherry, and plum with a hint of spice. Enjoy this hearty blend with savory meats like pork or lamb complemented with blends of herbs and peppery spices. This wine is our go-to companion for a BBQ day.
Emblaze: This sweet red blend has dynamic personality to warm up your heart and light up your soul. On the nose are floral notes of magnolias and rose petals. Ripe plum flavors perfectly coat the mouth with notes of wild berry jam and vanilla. This sweet wine is perfect for smoked sausage and cheese platters.
Sophia Marie Rosé: Sophia Marie Rosé is a dry rosé with flavors of freshly picked cranberries, rose petals, and ripe raspberries. This wine has structure, a bright acidity, and light floral notes. It pairs beautifully with grilled seafood and lighter dishes.
Private Reserve Tempranillo: Our Private Reserve Tempranillo is a full-bodied red wine with soft aromas of vanilla, dried leaves and sandalwood from oak aging. Bold dark cherry and plum flavors, along with vivid acidity, provide a great pairing for grilled pork or lamb, as its acidity helps cuts through fat.
Bonarrigo Family Wines Heritage Select: This dry white blend has delicate aromas of honeysuckle and white flowers. Crisp citrus flavors and bright acidity are complemented by smooth tropical flavors and medium body. If you have grilled vegetables and fish, you definitely want to have this wine waiting on ice.
OUR TOP 5 WINE PICKS FOR THE BEACH & POOL
Sangria: Sangria is a sweet and spicy wine with hints of green apple, citrus fruits and elderberry. Messina Hof Sangria is refreshing on hot Texas summer days, and it makes the perfect party beverage. Add sliced oranges, lemons, strawberries, melon and other fruits and serve cold over ice for an extra special beverage.
Aggie Muscat Canelli: This late harvest Muscat Canelli is a medium-bodied dessert white wine with fragrant aromas of orange peel. Flavors of stone fruits like peach and nectarine come to life on the palate leaving a silky mouthfeel and medium finish. This wine is the perfect addition to laying out under the sun!
Lepard Chenin Blanc: This vintage of Chenin Blanc is a dry white wine that is bright and airy with bold notes of lemongrass, pear, and honeysuckle. Its depth of flavor lingers on the palate giving it weight and acidity that pairs well with brie, cream cheese, and herd-crusted goat cheese.
Moscato: Aromas of peach and apricot tantalize the senses and semi-sweet notes of lemon excite the palate. This is a perfect wine for all wine drinkers, and is an ideal wine to pair with seafood, poultry, and dishes with elements of spice and boldness.
Grenache Dry Rosé: Our Grenache Dry Rosé is a light-bodied wine that will inspire you with aromas of fresh roses and hibiscus that dance in the glass. On the palate nuances of white strawberry and tangerine pull each flavor together.
Beat the heat with some of these wines in our Memorial Day bundles! Choose a grilling bundle or a beach bundle that will help you celebrate summer Texas wine style. With long, warm days ahead, remember to drink responsibly and drink plenty of water. A word to the wise: for every glass of wine you have, drink a glass of water to stay hydrated. Shop in store or online. We hope this summer is one for the books, and is filled with good music, good friends, and good times!