There are millions of fun activities that you can do in the summer that make it the best season of the year. It can vary from splurging on your dream vacation to barbecuing with friends at the pool. The options are truly endless, but sometimes all it takes is enjoying your favorite drink on a summer day. Any wine lover can tell you that a glass of the best white wine on a warm day hitting your taste buds is what dreams are made of. The sensation is similar to what beer lovers feel when they drink an ice cold beer on a hot day, you feel refreshed, light and every sip carries the free spirit of summer with it.
A glass of white wine on a summer day is a reminder that there is beauty in simplicity of enjoying your favorite beverage. This summer, take your day drinking to the next level with these 5 white wines from all over the world. Whether you enjoy it simply chilled or choose to whip it into a fruity sangria, these delicious wines will give you a reason to head to the nearest wine shop to try them out.
5.) Vinho Verde
One sip of Vinho Verde and it’ll be like you’re transported to the North of Portugal, enjoying a glass of wine by the river. Vinho Verde is the best white wine to enjoy during the summer because of it’s light and airy taste. The slight bubbly sensation will remind you of a Rosé or a Cava, but the citrusy, green apple flavors are what makesVinho Verde a unique, delightful experience.
This refreshing wine is one of the treasures of the northern region of Minho in Portugal and has been produced there for over 2,000 years. The name Vinho Verde translates to “green wine”, the ‘green’ not referring to its color but to its “young” age. The wine is typically released 3-6 months within its release and best enjoyed 12-18 months after its release.
Vinho Verde is versatile and can be enjoyed a variety of ways, but we recommend enjoying this white wine at a mid day picnic along with some olives.
Origin: Northern Portugal
Wines to try: Gazela Vinho Verde