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It’s time to get excited about summer! When you’re on vacation, at a cookout, or just spending time with friends, one way to celebrate is by enjoying summer drinks. If you’re looking for a delightfully strong cup of coffee to start your day, or hosting a happy hour after some fun in the sun, we’ve got your summer drinks tasting menu covered. So grab the whole coffee beans or café-quality espresso, or kick back on the porch with a bottle of bubbly, chardonnay, or a refreshing cocktail and say, “Hello summer!”
So many of us miss out on tasting the wide array of fine wines that are out of our price range. However, de Négoce has opened up the wine world to so many by making luxury wines affordable. By utilizing their innovative system of purchasing wine before it’s bottled, you can save 60% – 80% off the price you would have paid under the original label. Every red, white, and rosé is available for individual purchase but if you want to taste a little of everything, you will want the Introduction to de Négoce Sampler Case.
The sampler case is perfect for novice wine-drinkers that are still trying to determine their pallet and find a favorite flavor. Delivered right to your door, you no longer need to peruse the wine aisle looking for the perfect bottle of wine in your search for summer drinks. The Introduction to de Négoce Sampler Case includes:
- Russian River Valley Chardonnay
- Willamette Valley Chardonnay
- Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
- Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
- Walla Walla Syrah
- Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
- Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
- Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon “Mayacamas Mountains”
If you are looking for a well-rounded pinot noir that isn’t too light, yet is richly textured, look no further. The Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is the perfect wine for you. You will notice the beautiful, dark berry color as you pour this wine into your glass. With an intense nose of blackberry, cola, and cassis jam followed with notes of soft vanilla and hints of spice, this is a smooth wine with fine tannins that pairs best with beef, lamb, mushrooms, and root vegetables.
Benriach Distillery has been around for over 100 years and prides itself on having a distinctive flavor-forward portfolio of single malts. The Twenty One has elegant character and balance from decades of maturation. This single malt scotch is matured in a combination of bourbon, sherry, virgin oak, and red wine casks, which creates levels of complex elegant flavors and smoke. An expression of this caliber is meant to be sipped, savored, and shared with fellow single malt aficionados.
The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 is a richly sherried Highland single malt scotch – a smooth expression with notes of vanilla, soft fruits, and a mellow nutty finish. Natural in color, this scotch is full-bodied and has a depth in flavor that surpasses its age, and is meant to be enjoyed up or on the rocks. Whether you are looking for a new Scotch to add to your bar lineup or your go-to summer drinks, this scotch is the perfect pick.
After more than 20 years of being mothballed, the Glenglassaugh Revival is the first expression released from the Glenglassaugh distillery. Nothing was held back while creating this well-balanced Highland single malt. Produced in traditional copper pots, this helped produce an expression with sweet caramel and toffee notes, hinted with red berries, finished with charred oak. With the distillery so close to the coast, you will also pick up the slight salty notes commonly found in Glenglassaugh expressions.
Cheers to summer, surviving the school year, and making it through a pandemic with kids! Start this gorgeous season off right with a bottle of bubbly from Moët & Chandon perfect for kicking off this warm and balmy season full of outdoor summer fun. Whether you are hosting a party, or simply having drinks and appetizers with the girls break out a bottle of bubbly and toast to your homeschooling skills, multi-tasking abilities, or any other ways you’ve outdone yourself and overcome a ton of unexpected obstacles this unusual year.
A few of our favorites include:
- Rosé Impérial: Light pink with amber highlights, this fruity rosé features lively notes of wild strawberry, raspberry, and cherry, floral nuances of rose, and a slight hint of pepper.
- Moët Impérial: An iconic champagne, Moët Impérial created in 1869 embodies a bright fruitiness featuring green apple and citrus fruit, along with the mineral nuances and white flowers.
Champagne is a girl’s best friend! This summer kick back and relax with your mom friends as you bask in the summer sun (or shade) while the kids run wild outside. Relish in the fact the school year is over, the sun is shining, and it is a great time to be outdoors and loving the life you live! Toast with your girls and cheers to your successes with Veuve Clicquot. A few of our favorites include:
- Rosé Champagne: Featuring notes of fresh fruits, dried fruits and Viennese pastries, the Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne is a lively champagne full of luscious, and fruity flavors. This is a perfect blend for hot summer days.
- Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label: A classic brut champagne, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label features notes of yellow and white fruits, along with hints of vanilla and brioche. Enjoy this classic golden yellow bubbly with seafood or pasta.
Whether you are celebrating graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or simply surviving a pandemic working from home with kids, you deserve a great bubbly to commemorate all the milestones you’ve hit this year! Let Freixenet be the centerpiece for your next Sunday brunch with its delicious and fruity prosecco or rose for a sparkling good time!
Full of fruity flavors with fresh aromas of citrus, apple, and flowers, Freixenet Prosecco offers a clean and refreshing taste with a light finish. Perfect for lending itself to the balmy evenings of summertime, this Prosecco should be at the top of every mom’s Sunday brunch menu. Alternatively, if you prefer a rose, pick up a bottle of Freixenet Italian Rosé for sparkling wine. Featuring delicate pink hues and notes of fresh red berries, white flowers, and apples, this rosé is perfect for pairing with summer salads and seafood dinners, so popular during the balmy summer season.
Whether you are looking for a nightcap or a top-shelf bourbon for your summer drinks, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is the perfect addition to your bar. Twice barreled in white oak and then matured in toasted handcrafted barrels, this produces an expression that has notes of honey, cream, and vanilla. Slightly sweet, with a smooth finish, this is the perfect well-rounded bourbon for all your bourbon needs.
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If you are a sparking rosé fan and want to treat yourself to one of the best summer drinks, Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Rosé, from Champagne, France, has everything you want. Perfect for summer, it is bursting with fruit flavors from blueberry and raspberry notes and finished with a hint of strawberry. This is refined, yet vibrant, champagne that will dance on your tongue as you savor the flavor and perfect sweetness. A refreshing blend of equal parts pinot noir and Meunier, and finished with chardonnay, this rosé is sure to brighten up any summer drinks menu. Whether you want a sparkling rosé to enjoy alone, with brunch, or as an aperitif, this is the one for you.
With a bouquet of ripe pinot noir and fruit-forward with notes of black cherry and strawberry, this sparkling rosé is a great well-balanced brut rosé. The Mumm Napa Brut Rosé is initially fermented in the press, which brings out the soft fruitiness and the little bit of chardonnay helps give the wine structure. This rosé is a bit on the more robust side, which makes it one of the ideal summer drinks to pair with spicy or rich cuisines, or sip by itself while enjoying the sunset. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with this well-balanced and affordable rosé.
If you need some assistance in the wine education area, or just don’t want to do the research yourself, let Sandra’s Wine Life help you out! An industry insider, Sandra can help guide you with all your wine needs, from the holidays and special date nights to everyday dinner wine Sandra knows all. Whatever your wine needs are, Sandra’s expertise can help you find what you need and the perfect wine for all occasions, let her help you with your next wine purchase, no matter how big or small.
If you enjoy wine tasting, but would rather stay home for summer drinks, In Good Taste has exactly what you need to satisfy your wine desires. It’s a simple way to discover wines around the world in the comfort of your own home, where pants are optional.
The Wild Child Flight comes with eight 187ML bottles, which are perfect for you and a friend (or two) to share and trade tasting notes, or everyone can have their own bottle during a dinner party. From a lighter, tropical Gewürztraminer to a full-bodied Souzao, you are guaranteed to not only try something new, but step out of your comfort zone. This set comes complete with tasting notes and an opportunity to schedule a virtual tasting with friends across the country!
Whatever you’re celebrating this summer, be sure to bring along a bottle or two of Ferrari Trento. For a traditional bottle of sparkling wine, made with grapes fresh from the mountains of Trentino, try the Ferrari Brut. Light and fresh, with scents of Golden Delicious apples and white flowers, the 20-month aging process results in a glass that’s balanced, sophisticated, and simply divine. Enjoy alongside a nice charcuterie board or with a decadent dish of risotto.
For another timeless taste, turn to the Ferrari Rosé. You’ll notice its berry bouquet right away, which matches its pretty pale pink hue. As for the flavor, we find it to be delicate, refreshing, and refined, with hints of wild strawberries and redcurrants. To experience this sparkling wine as it was meant to be savored, pair it with tuna or a rustic Neapolitan pizza. Regardless of how you enjoy it, you’ll create some amazing summer memories with Ferrari Trento!
Take your morning cup of joe to the next level with the Ammo Can Arsenal. Get your summer drinks in line, but first, make sure you hit your target for the day with 100% USDA-certified organic coffee. With a brew of the top-tier, single-origin beans crafted in premium blends like 9MM Morning, 40CAL Colombian, or 45Fearless, your day just gave you an unparalleled advantage to boss it like never before.
That’s how Hollow-Point Coffee equips you with the momentum to hit your target goals and tasks…even if it’s just getting through the terrible twos before 11 AM! Pick your two best brews in the Ammo Can Arsenal with the authentic military ammo can, as it may have dents, dirt, dust, and other imperfections, but it’ll have your coffee in this keepsake set!
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There’s that first morning cup of coffee that you need just to get your eyes open on summer vacation. Then there’s illy – the café quality espresso that’s so much more than just coffee – it’s an experience. If you have an iperEspresso machine, you know you can never have enough iperEspresso Capsules on hand. (And if you don’t yet own one, you really should consider it!)
Their iperEspresso Classico Capsules are classic roast espresso capsules that offer a great, balanced coffeehouse flavor right at home. With the push of a button, you have an espresso worth waking up for. Looking for something bolder? illy has you covered there, too. Their iperEspresso Intenso Capsules offer an intense, deeper flavor. Any way you like it, illy espresso capsules will give you the 100% Arabica flavor to help brighten your mornings this summer.
Have you ever thought to drink your meditation? Imagine, with each nourishing sip, renew your mind with superfoods and adaptogens. With a variety of summer drinks at your lips, drinking one that contains no sugars, carbonation, artificial flavors, or caffeine, you’re on the path to a very refreshing day! Soak up the sun while your body takes in all of the good and none of the bad ingredients typically found in many drinks on the market today. Subtle flavors and clarity with L-theanine the Drink Your Meditation Variety Pack drink up and reset your vibes with Ashwagandha where these natural adaptogens increase alpha brainwaves. . . just like meditation, cheers!
Four generations and a dynamic father and daughter duo are what helped Nicolás Catena Zapata became the first luxury cuvée from Argentina to be exported around the world. Grapes are handpicked and some parcels are fermented as whole bunches, which enhance the tannins and freshness of the wine. A bold, yet smooth blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc produces a deep and dark wine that has hints of toast and chocolate. With only 6,500 cases produced, this Nicolás Catena Zapata 2017 can be saved, as its peak drinking years are 2039-2046. Get one for now and save one for the future, as this is a wine you will want to enjoy more than once!
Nothing screams summer more than sitting outside, beverage in hand, and sun on your face. An Aperol spritz is one of the most perfect summer drinks – light enough to be able to enjoy more than one, and with a vibrant color that is unmistakable. The Aperol Spritz Kit has everything you need to make the perfect Aperol Spritz that will rival any that you can find in Italy. The bundle is complete with a bottle of Aperol Aperitivo, a bottle of Cinzano Prosecco, and one signature glass. This is one of the perfect summer drinks to share with others as an Apéritif, or just to enjoy as you watch the sunset.
Their signature blend is a well-balanced, medium-dark roast that’s a combination of Colombian, Guatemalan, and Semi-Washed Brazilian beans, which provides a sweet and well-integrated bean with a smooth and coco-toned coffee. Their earth organic coffee is a full-body bean that has a rich chocolaty flavor with a clean finish, with notes of milk chocolate, honey, and caramel. The Pablo’s Pride Honduran Dark Roast rounds out this box with a fine, dark roast that is a full-bodied coffee with a deep, rich chocolatey flavor and a smooth caramel finish. You can choose to enjoy a different coffee each day with this summer drinks sampler box depending on your mood.
There you have it – our round-up of sensational summer drinks! No matter what’s for brunch or grilling on the barbecue, you’ll find the perfect complement to your meal. Now get out there and prep for that amazing summer party!
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