The best summer party wines under $20
Now that summer is officially here, refresh yourself with some good party wines, all less than $20.
The fruity 2015 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Rosé and citrusy 2015 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc definitely suit the season. The Chilean wines are fine company for salads, grilled fish and the raw bar. Each is about $11.
For the same price, Italy contributes the 2014 Garofoli Guelfo Verde Marche IGT Frizzante, a spirited and uncomplicated sparkling wine that's pleasing as an aperitif and festive company for everything from antipasti to a white pizza.
From New Zealand comes the 2015 Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc, with suggestions of tropical fruit and easygoing style. Try it with oysters, shrimp and salads. About $13.
Peaches and cream arrive via the 2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Wilson Ranch Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc, which is an ideal match for Asian fare, spicy dishes and the raw bar. Figure $13.
And the dependable Dry Creek 1015 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley, with notes of pear and melon, is ready for seafood, from the uncooked to ceviche to grilled fare. About $18.
The nonvintage Brooklyn Winery Dry Rosé brings you a taste of Williamsburg for $15. The grapes are from California. The fruity, small-batch, pretty-in-pink wine works as a sipper and with light seafood dishes.
Veer red with the berry-cherry driven 2013 Francis Ford Coppola Votre Santé Pinot Noir, which is a modest selection to complement grilled meat and fish such as tuna and salmon. It's $14.