Essential Red Wines for Summer
Big bold reds tend to bow out once the weather starts to heat up, but with all the grillin' and chillin' you’ve got going on this summer, it’s no wonder you’ve been left on red. It’s true, there are just some summer meals and feels that call for a wine that's just a bit bigger than your typical white varieties can muster. So, here’s our list of essential audacious crimson bevies and how to pair them this summer.
Flip the script on the typical backyard BBQ and host an impromptu tapas party. Savory Spanish small bites are going to be crazy delicious with a Bombshell Sangria Slushy. Like the cherry Icee you used to get at the corner store... but with wine.
- 1 bottle of Bombshell Sweet Red Wine
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup Triple Sec
- 1/4 cup Chambord
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until blended. Pour the sangria into a 9×13-inch pan and place in the freezer for 2 hours.
- Break up the semi-frozen drink into a slushy consistency
- Top with frozen berries and serve with a straw.
☀️ Ta-Da! Adult slushies for everyone! It’s a cool treat that evokes notes of hot nights, spicy bites, and Barcelona sunshine.
2017 Better Together Malbec
This popular Argentinian varietal is rich and hearty, but surprisingly easy drinking. Perfect for pairing with grilled meats and veggies… or really anything that has been just a little bit charred and can be slathered in tangy, herbaceous, chimichurri sauce. Turns out Malbec and your favorite summer staples really are Better Together.
💃 Evokes notes of Salt Bea, sexy dance moves, a free trip to Argentina in every glass.
2018 Oh! Orgasmic Sangiovese
August is here, which means tomatoes are poppin' off their vines faster than a bikini top off a high diver. It’s time to bust out the biggest sauce pot you own and get to work turning those perfectly ripe romas into a homemade passata that would make any nonna (Italian grandma) proud. Pair your pasta night with our light and spicy Oh! Orgasmic Sangiovese.
Pro-Tip: pop that Sangio in the fridge 30 minutes to chill out before serving.
💄 Evokes notes of red lipstick, all the carbs, and hitting the high notes.