We’ve all got our go-to drink. Jack and Coke. Gin and tonic. Old Fashioned. Cab Sav. Snore.
Liven up your summer outings and gatherings and try one of these refreshing summery beverages—they come highly recommended by the experts from your favorite digital magazines, so they’re bound to be lip-smacking good.
So pull out the tablet, settle down with these quick stories (maybe with an apropos glass of wine) and drink it all in. Cheers!
Summer’s Best Anytime Wine | Men’s Journal | July
Men’s Journal is vouching for Riesling as the most versatile and refreshing summer beverage.
Best Everyday Summer Wines | Food & Wine | August
Why keeping wine in the trunk is a bad idea and the season’s best (and reasonably priced) wines, plus what to pair them with.
Raise a Glass to Late-Summer Nights | Family Circle | September
A quick list of $20-and-under wines to drink now.
“For the Love of God, One more Drink” | Esquire | September
An entertaining read on the nightcap and a little bit about tequila’s most underrated category: reposados.
The Spirit of America | Country Living | September
Kentucky isn’t the king of bourbon anymore. Here are some top choices from around the country. Straight-up.
A New Taste for Vermouth | Bloomberg Markets | August
This age-old aperitif is making a comeback with new flavors and aromas to “(wake) up your taste buds and (get) your palate ready for food.”
Yes Way, Rose | Bon Appétit | July
Choose your hue: A guide to summer’s most refreshing drink.
Test Kitchen: Backcountry Booze | Backpacker | September
Who says you can’t bring booze on the trail with you? Here are some tasty, pack-friendly options from the experts.
All Fizz, No Fuss | New York Magazine | July 22
Have you tried pét-nat yet? Learn about this refreshing bubbly that’s making a comeback with the advent of “natural wines.”
Do Your Summer Wines Need a Little Pop? | GQ | June
We’re getting the impression that summer is best spent sipping something sparkly. Maybe that’s just us.
How To: Drink Wine Like You Know What You’re Doing | Cosmopolitan | August
And a few wine basics: Differences between the classic reds and whites, advice on which types to drink, what “dry” wine means, how long opened wine keeps, screw top picks and how to order at a restaurant.
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