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Wines to pair with the beach, barbecue, or boat

Maia Gosselin of Sip Wine Education is here with her picks for what to sip through your Labor Day festivities and into September.

(NEWS CENTER Maine) – The end of August has arrived all too quickly and Labor Day looms large but don’t kiss summer goodbye just yet; there’s still plenty of great weather to enjoy and we’ve got a long weekend around the corner filled with parties, cookouts, boating and of course, wine.

  • Cuvee Mariana Sparkling Rosé from Veneto: If you think Prosecco is popular try adding a little pink to it. The well-known house of Furlan has released this pink beauty.
  • Avancia Cuvee de O Godello: The best grape you haven’t heard of and my current obsession! From the Galicia region in Spain, Godello is enjoying a resurgence of popularity. The “O” is gorgeous, fresh and structured but not heavy. Perfect with seafood – lobster, halibut, steamers – but also chicken salads and veggies. 
  • California Candy Rosé in a can = candy for grownups: Yes, the can continues to be cool! This release from JaM Cellars is dry, dry, dry. Syrah/Grenache blend with strawberry and watermelon notes. Grilled fish, grilled chicken, boating & backyard parties! It also comes in a bottle.
  • Ca’ La Bianda Valpolicella Classico: Fun to pronounce and fun to drink! Light red that’s perfect in the heat (with a little chill on it). The Bianda is elegant and fresh and easy-drinking! Chicken, salmon, grilled veggies or just sip on its own.
  • Domaine Pierre Gaillard “Terres de Mandrin” Rhone: For the meat lovers…A 100% Syrah beauty from Northern Rhone. Dark fruit notes, cassis and white pepper. This is a wine fit for a juicy burger!

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