WHAT WE'RE DRINKING
Taylor Dye, beverage manager at the PIGGLY WIGGLY IN CRESTLINE, recommends some of her favorite Birmingham beers.
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<<< Angels & Cowboys Rosé, $14.99
This Grenache-based California rosé is refreshing and lively with notes of fresh pomegranates and strawberries, perfect for sipping on the patio and pairing with light summer dishes.
<<< Lafage Miraflors Rosé, $17.99
This crisp rosé from Southern France is brimming with ripe strawberry, raspberry, and hints of grapefruit zest. Enjoy on a warm summer evening and be instantly transported to the Mediterranean coast.
<<< Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend, $12.99
Cape Mentelle’s blend from the Margaret River in Western Australia is a perfect pairing with the seasonal vegetables and herbs highlighted in our favorite summer dishes. Semillon adds a beeswax like texture to the vibrant and citrus-tinged Sauvignon Blanc.
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<<< Lioco Sonoma County Chardonnay, $19.99
This un-oaked style of Chardonnay is light on its feet with aromas of fresh apples, lemon curd, and dried herbs. It has enough body and structure to stand up to a wide array of foods, such as fresh seafood or an herb-roasted chicken dish, making it a very versatile white for summer.
<<< Jean Descombes ‘Morgon’, $18.99
Beaujolais is one of our favorite wines year round, but it really shines in summer when you need a light, refreshing red that won’t weigh you down. Expect explosive aromatics of dark cherries, fresh peaches, lilacs, and a crunchy minerality from the granitic soils of the region. Serve with a slight chill to highlight the fresh, fruity style.
<<< Conundrum Red Blend, $21.99
This is a fruit-forward California Zinfandel-Petite Sirah blend from the Wagner Family with layers of brambly berry fruit and a dark chocolate finish. This lush, silky style is the perfect accompaniment with smoky grilled meats from summer barbecues.