Five Summery Wines to Sip at Your Next Picnic

The sweltering summer sun calls for chillable, gluggable wines that will cool you off and pair perfectly with typical summertime fare like seafood, fresh vegetables and barbecue.

Luckily, Publix, located conveniently at Atlantic Station, carries a wide selection of great bottles, from pinot gris to pinot noir and everything in between! We did the work for you and found some of the best affordable bottles in the wine aisle—plus a great food pairing for each. Cheers!

Castello del Poggio Rosé

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For only $13 a bottle, the Castello del Poggio Rosé is a total steal! This vibrant sipper boasts both floral and fruity notes of peach flowers, sweet apricot and pomegranate. This bright and lively wine has a sweet, delicate finish that pairs perfectly with spicy meats, a variety of cheeses, and fruits—making it an ideal companion for your next picnic!

Try it with:

Envegan’s Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and a slice of Strawberry Cake.

Bolla Chianti

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Chianti is a robust, medium-bodied red wine with well-balanced earthy and fruity notes. Chilled, it’s a great red to enjoy on hot summer evenings. This bottle hails from the vineyards of Tuscany, so what better dish to enjoy it with than fresh pasta with a bright red sauce?

Try it with:

The next time you dine at Toscano, order a glass of Chianti with your Spaghetti Pomodoro Fresco.

Chateau Souverain Sauvignon Blanc

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Mouthwateringly acidic, dry and vibrant, this sauvignon blanc from Chateau Souverain tastes like summer in a glass. Vegetarians and vegans should pay attention; this bottle pairs exceptionally well with all things raw and green (bonus points for a hit of acidity in the dish!).

Try it with:

Spinach Salad topped with Lemon Vinaigrette from Salata.

Acrobat Pinot Gris

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To achieve the perfect balance of flavors, this gorgeous pinot gris from Oregon should be served at approximately 45 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Thirty to 40 minutes in the fridge will do the trick! Once it’s at temperature, savor this wine’s sparkling minerality and notes of florals, fruits, and citrus.

Try it with:

This one is great to sip on its own! If you’re hungry, though, we recommend a Banh-Mi Sandwich from Pho24.

La Marca Prosecco Rosé Sparkling Wine

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In the summer, bubbles are a must! This pink sparkling drink from La Marca is playful, effervescent and incredibly elegant. Classic rosé aromas of white flowers, peach and pear blend seamlessly with hints of ripe red cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry.

Try it with:

Sparkling rosé pairs well with fried foods, like onion rings and French fries from BGR , as well as celebratory occasions!

Five Summery Wines to Sip at Your Next Picnic