Picture this, you’re having a barbecue with grilled meats and sausages on your lawn, with great company, warm weather and the quiescent summer breeze is blowing. But there is something missing, wine. And not just any wine, it has to be the right wine excellently matched with the mood, season and food.
Read more for the perfect summer wine for your Denver wine events.
1. Chilled Tempranillo
Best known for their deep ruby red color, Tempranillo wines give off a dried fig or cherry flavor with a hint of tobacco. This Spanish wine varietal can be lovely paired with roasted vegetables, smoked meats and hearty starchy foods like pasta. One of the best drinks in Denver.
Best tasting bottles range from about $14.99 to $23.99. You can find it at The Wine Barrel, Bookcliff Vineyards, Balistreri Winery, Wild Women Wine Winery, or at one of Mile High Wine Tours Denver wine events and tasting rooms, just check for availability first.
2. Sauvignon Blanc
The name Sauvignon Blanc means “Wild White” and where better to get your bottle other than Wild Women Winery . Because of its green and herbaceous flavors, it pairs well with food with similar green herbs such as cilantro, parsley, and mint. Basically the best taste of summer! Bottles range from $18.99 to $24.99.
Having a party with a wide array of grilled juicy steak over the weekend? You must have a bottle or ten of Malbec, or in this case cans. Best known for its soft and fruity taste, Malbec drinkers love to pair it with beef. Check out Infinite Monkey’s $15 for four-pack canned Malbec wines.
4. Pinot Gris
If you prefer wines with lighter bodies and one that will pair well with fish, oysters, barbeque, and clams, then you should try Pinot Gris. Try the one from Deep Roots Winery & Bistro bottles ranges from $27 to $45 per bottle.
Moscato is always distinctively known for its sweet taste, low alcohol content and is particularly easy to drink. This wine has seen a notably increasing popularity over the years. If you love a very pleasing nectarine, peach, and orange flavors on your taste buds with a hint of fizz, then this is your summer drink.
Check out Bonacquisti Wine Company Moscato, where bottles can range from $18 and $19.
6. Chardonnay Sangiovese
Chardonnay Sangiovese has a naturally high acidity, with a distinct vanilla and also a butterscotch taste. Classically paired with tomato-based pasta and starchy food, it is, in essence, perfect with the flavors of summer! Prices also range from $14 and $56 per bottle available at Balistreri Vineyards.
Want to especially taste these delicious wines? Then, book a tour with Mile High Wine tours to know which bottle to take home and serve at your summer party or event.
And for those of you who are intrigued about our tours, here’s an overview of one of the most popular booked tour in detail. Our Executive Daytime Wine Tour notably includes three of Denver’s top wineries and over 30 wine tastings overall. This tour, in fact, caters to larger groups and provides a lovely interactive tour environment.
You and your guests will then taste some of the best Colorado wines including the wines listed above. Gourmet Italian lunch will be served at the first winery, Balistreri Winery, Infinite Monkey Theorem is where you will enjoy a guided tour while tasting five of their award-winning wines. Then, on to one of Denver’s newest wineries, Bigsby Folly Winery where you will taste five different wines paired with a delicious dessert.