As summer rolls in, we are thinking about eating fresh food, enjoying it outside, and washing it down with a chilled and refreshing bottle of poppable wine. The perfect spot? Rustic picnic table lobster roll shacks. Here’s a list of some of our favorite haunts where the kids can run around and we can BYO wine from the cooler or rental house fridge.
Whether sailing on the lake or hiking through the forest, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to need some juice for your adventure. We’ve rounded up five tips on how to incorporate wine into all of your outdoor escapes. Simply pop, pour, and enjoy the best that nature has to offer.
Sort out the perfect rosés for your next warm weather case of wine by thinking about how you’ll use it and when you’ll drink it. To get some advice we asked Meghan, manager of Verve Wine’s store in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, what rosé she’s got in her wine fridge this season. Get her inspo here.
There’s something about a salad, packed with fresh, crunchy, creamy, crisp ingredients—the ideal space where healthy meets indulgent. That is, if they are made properly with quality greens, proteins, dressings, and toppers. Here’s how to pair wine with whatever you drizzle, chop, or sprinkle in the bowl.
French, but make it American. When it comes to global influence, there's hardly any land that waves a flag larger than Burgundy. Considering that this is hallowed viticultural ground, we love tracing the projects with Burgundian roots that spread into the USA. Here's some of our favorite stateside producers with ties to Burgundy or a commitment to Burgundian style.
Orange refers to the general color palate of these wines, and that color is earned when white wine grapes experience skin contact during vinification. This is a category ripe for exploration, a unique lens in which to view the wine world, get familiar with orange wines. Learn the history, methods, and how to buy these wines for your home.
Riesling is one of Austria’s finest white categories. While not the largest producing variety, its stature as an elevated wine has earned Austrian Riesling a place on the world’s most exciting wine lists. Generally dry, age-worthy, and complex, we consider these wines to be refinement in a bottle. There’s something here for everyone, from under $20 selections to three-figure collectibles. It’s time you tried Austrian Riesling.
Beaujolais is one of the world’s most food-friendly wine categories, and some of the most coveted cru bottles come with a price tag approachable enough to pull out for a weeknight dinner. The staff at Verve Wine recommends it as a satisfying match to almost anything on the table. Here we highlight our all-time favorite Beaujolais pairings. Dig in!