This weekend, take your wining-and-dining outdoors. With spring in full-force, a relaxing picnic is just the ticket.
Focused on ease and fun, picnics don’t need to be Michelin-level affairs. Instead, opt for simple, delicious recipes that get you outside and sipping in no time. This week, we help you whip up your own hummus, build the ultimate salmon club and even offer two healthy side salads that come together in no time. Enjoy each dish with our curated wine pairings, all recently rated, scored and, most importantly, delicious. What are you waiting for? Dust off your basket and get outside.
11 Picnic-Perfect Pours + What to Pour at the Picnic Table
Your ultimate pairing guide for your favorite alfresco dishes.
Recanati 2012 Yasmin White Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc (Galilee); $11, 89 points
Smoked Salmon Club with Black Pepper Aioli
Sparkling Pointe 2011 Topaz Impérial Sparkling Rosé (North Fork of Long Island); $37, 90 points
Three-Grain Summer Salad
Martin Ray 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley); $18, 90 points
Fava Bean Salad
Masseria del Feudo 2013 Grottarossa Grillo (Sicilia); $12, 86 points
Almond Quince Cake
Villa Wolf 2013 Dry Riesling (Pfalz); $12, 91 points