The Best Picnic Wine
Since the weather is getting warmer, now’s the perfect time to plan an amazing picnic. From the beaches, to the parks and various lookout spots, you have plenty of locations to choose from. At Harry’s, we know the perfect item that would complement any picnic. Wine…of course!
We know you’ll be prepared with food and snacks, but choosing the right kind of wine to pair for a picnic is a must! That’s where our expertise at Harry’s Wine & Spirits will come in handy! Keep in mind that you’re more than likely going to be eating lighter foods during a picnic. Lighter foods usually include sandwiches, chips, potato salad, cheese and crackers, fruit, etc. Pairing types of food like this requires lighter wines, such as white, rosé or even a light red. Check out this picnic wine we have listed for you below!
The cool crispness of white wine makes it an essential wine for picnics. From our white wine selection we have several that you’ll love to bring along. Our 2015 Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc is fermented from dry-farmed, organically grown vineyards in Rutherford. This Sauvignon Blanc has become a reliably true expression of the varietal with its low alcohol and food-friendly profile. If you’re looking for something that’s a little fruitier, our 2015 Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc captures the passion fruit notes that are typical of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Rosé provides wine enthusiasts with a fruity sweetness that tastes good with every drop. At Harry’s, we carry countless top quality brands that you’ll really enjoy. Our 2013 La Bastide Blanche Rose is a pale pink wine with purple highlights. It’s intense, fruity, and floral with a rose aroma. It has a long-lasting palate with salty hints. Meanwhile, our 2015 Chateau De Selle Domaines Ott Rose displays an array of red berry and citrus fruit aromas and a sexy floral nuance that you’ll fall in love with!
Light Red Wines
Wine Folly puts together a nice chart on the spectrum of boldness in red wines. Following the chart you’ll see at the top are the lightest of red wines, which include Schiava, Gamay, and Pinot Noir. We have an amazing selection of Pinot Noirs that would be perfect as a picnic wine. We have a 2012 Goldeneye Pinot Noir that is a part of the Duckhorn Vineyards family of wineries. It builds and gains depth as you consume it. Our 2012 Solena Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir is a deep but bright red color. It’s similar to a strawberry raspberry jam with a powerful fruity nose and a hint of violet.
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Picnic!
This spring and summer, you’ll have a beautiful picnic with wine. Checkout various areas all around the Greater Los Angeles Area and enjoy relaxing under the sun or the stars. With these wine choices, you’ll be able to enhance your picnic with the correct wine that will complement the flavors of the light food that you’ve prepared or packed.