(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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