Friday Wine-spiration: Best wines for the beach (Haute Eats)

swim anyone?

swim anyone?

Happy Friday!  I started Friday Wine-spiration last week, and thought it would be a fun topic to continue.  And, I happen to be off to Miami today, so what better way to kick off the weekend with some haute beachy wines.  And the best part it, you can find most if not all of these wines at your local grocery store wine shop.

Sofia Mini by Francis Ford Coppola Winery – I have loved this wine since the day I tried it, because it’s bubbly and refreshing, reminds me of summer or a great celebration, and has great beach bag packaging style!

DMZ Cabernet Rose by Cape Classics – This wine is just beautiful – to look at and to taste.  I am not a huge pink wine drinker, but who could pass up a fruity  treat like this at the beach (if you can carry a bottle on the beach that is).  We drink with our eyes first, so drink this in, before you taste it’s slightly tart, slightly sweet, and slightly has the flavor of strawberries.

personal stock photo, wine courtesy of Cape Classics

personal stock photo, wine courtesy of Cape Classics

Yellow  + Blue Sauvignon Blanc – I have loved Yellow+Blue for a while now (aren’t they the cutest), especially their Argentinian Malbec.  But the brand’s Sauvignon Blanc is amazing as a beachside drink, because its tart citrus and mineral-rich palate will pair super well with the salty air of the sea.  This wine is from Chile, a country with lots of coastline to boast, so I will take it.  Also, this brand is a packaging winner for the beach.

photo credit - ybwines.com

photo credit – ybwines.com

A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris – This Oregon vinery boasts a great Pinot Noir, but for something a little cooler, I opt for the Pinot Gris.  It’s fresh and slightly dry, but with flavors of pear and peach its a wonderful beachside treat.

photo credit atozwineworks.com

photo credit atozwineworks.com

 

Cheers to a haute and happy weekend, whether you are at the beach or not, I’ll be channeling summer for you.

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