Summer in Wine Country

2 of 11
The Arrival

Your backyard banquet should evoke casual wine-country living, so save the table for the main course, and pour everyone a glass of white or rosé wine and savor appetizers while gathered in the kitchen or porch . 

The couple loves to dish wood-fired olives, as everyone assesses the bounty of BYOB wine, strategizing which bottles to open and when. 

The whites they poured  first include Barton Family Wines’s 2011 The River, a blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier, and Cypher Winery’s 2010 Chardonnay. 

Then, it's  on to the rosés: a L’Aventure Rosé, made from Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache; and Ranchero Cellars’s  Galaxie Rosé, blended from Carignan, Mourvèdre and Grenache. 

Read Wine Enthusiast's ultimate entertaining guide for more hosting suggestions to set up a party screaming with effortless style >>>

2 of 11

See Other Slideshows

4 Bourbon Cocktails

Celebrate September’s National Bourbon Heritage Month by sipping these top-rated brown spirit-centric tipples.

4 Multi-Cultural Jewish Recipes

These modern, authentically inauthentic dishes incorporate global influences and pair with a wide range of beverages.

The Institute of Masters of Wine Welcomes Six New Members

Plus other news and notes in the world of wine, beer and spirits.

Argentina’s Alternative Top-Rated Wine

Malbec is Argentina’s defining wine, but a growing number of ­top-quality Cabernet Sauvignons—and a few Cabernet Francs—prove that the country is no one-trick pony.

Summer in Wine Country

2 of 11

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Shop

>

Related Web Articles