Weekly Wine Pick: Summer Romance Double Header


It's the heart of summer and you're in love.  Maybe you're in love with a really good book, or your new tattoo, or maybe even a living, breathing person. 

No matter what you're sweet on, I personally find that early summer makes me feel a heck of a lot lighter, flirtier, and ultimately more romantic.  Gone are the red wines that you sipped under your wool blanket.  Instead, there's a gravitational pull towards lighter wines that dance off the tongue and make you feel refreshed.

Here are two of my favourite summer wines so far:


1.  Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Tasting notes: Fresh Herb, Oregano, Citrus

Pair with: Seafood Linguini
 
Cost:  $ 29.95 CDN

Perks: This is truly a surprising tasting wine.  While others in my household told me they tasted pineapple, for me the overwhelming notes were herbaceous.  I'm the kind of girl who puts rosemary in my scrambled eggs just because, so you can imagine how thrilled I was with this find.  Why plant an herb garden when you can drink one?
 
Cons: It's in a bit of a pricier range for a young wine. 

Overall Glossless Rating (based on totally unscientific and arbitrary values): 9.5/10 

2.  Sofia Rosé 2013 

Tasting notes: Cherries, Field Berries, Watermelon

Pair with: Salmon Burgers
 
Cost:  $ 19.95 CDN

Perks:  This wine is named after famed director Francis Ford Coppola's daughter Sofia Coppola.  Every detail of this wine is as intriguing as it's namesake. I love the bowling-pin shaped bottle and it's soft label.

Cons: I love my rosés dry, dry, dry and while this wine was advertised as such it was a bit on the fruity/sweet side for me. 

Overall Glossless Rating (based on totally unscientific and arbitrary values): 7/10