• Veronica May


Summer Sips Under $20

If you've known me longer than five minutes then you're well aware I enjoy a great glass of vino! Just so we're clear, I am by no means a pseudo sommelier-in-training. I certainly would not attribute a well-refined palate to my love for certain wines either. Oh sure, you may find me swirling my wine around in my glass so as to release the...oh I forget what its called or sniffing away as if I can actually detect hints of vanilla - NOT! What I have discovered about wine is that I like what I like. I like it even better when it’s especially kind to my purse. I've happily done the research on this subject and here are a few of my favorite choice summer wines I think you might enjoy. Oh, did I mention they're ALL UNDER $20? You can thank me later. Chin-Chin!

2016 Toasted Head Chardonnay $15 is known for its layered aromas of baked apples, brown sugar, butterscotch, and toasted marshmallows. The palate is a rich display of warm vanilla bean cream, apple caramel custard, and toasted macadamias. Barrel fermentation and aging are obvious in the wine, as expressed by its full, broad finish.

2010 Thymiopoulos $18 A delicious exotic red Greek wine that's full of juicy red berry flavors with a kick of black pepper spiciness.

2016 Angeline California Rosé of Pinot Noir, $16 France isn't the only place that makes great rosé. I wasn't sold on Rosé during its resurgence in popularity the last couple of years. After trying this one during brunch I too crossed the rubicon. I also discovered that California producers are using the state's gift for great Pinot Noir to make their own interpretations. This rosé from Angeline being a perfect example of that.

Here's the full list of my fave summer wines below. (Thus far) : )))

2016 Toasted Head Chardonnay $15

2010 Thymiopoulos $18

2016 Angeline California Rosé of Pinot Noir, $16

2016 NV Bisol Jeio Prosecco, $15

2013 LangeTwins Sauvignon Blanc $15

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