Read on for the full guide to your summer wines, including suggested food and music pairings - with links!
Friday (or any day) happy hour
It’s been a long week of zoom calls and you’re ready to celebrate and unwind.
Grenachista, Grenache Noir Pet Nat
Menu: This wine doesn't necessarily need food, but that doesn't mean you can't make a plan for later. If you're in Philly, take your bike out to the banks of the Schuylkill river and drink while watching sunset. Then go find yourself some awesome eats. We recommend Sally for sourdough pizza and more natural wine. If you're in SF, pick your favorite park (Alamo Square and Golden Gate Park top our list) then continue the party at one of these Infatuation-recommended outdoor spots.
Saturday picnic in the park
The weather is beautiful - should you go on a hike? Nah, grab your friends and picnic outside instead.
Lise & Bertrand Jousset, Rose a Lies
Menu: head to your local gourmet grocer (DiBruno Bros in Philly or Bi-Rite in SF) to grab some fancy snacks - charcuterie, creamy cheese, castelvetrano olives, crackers, baguette. And whatever else catches your eye :)
You’re vaccinated and after a year of drinking by yourself and your quarantine pod, it’s time to throw a party!
Weingut Brand, Pet Nat Rose
Menu: hotdogs and hamburgers, BBQ chicken, grilled eggplant, potato salad, chips and dip. If in Philly grab patties and dogs from our woman-owned butchery Primal Supply and grill outside or take a short trip up 95 to the northeast to smell and eat the authentic hickory smoked BBQ at Sweet Lucy's. If in SF, visit old-school butchery Little City Market for your burgers and sausages. Or head across the bay bridge to Everett and Jones an Oakland classic.