Are you setting out for a picnic? Have you already smelt of grilled meat, seasonal vegetables, and tasty sandwiches while lying on a freshy-mown grass? By choosing the right wine, your hanging out with friends in nature will be an unforgettable personal experience. We are passing on some tips.
The temperature play a significant role. In the blazing summer sun, what will warm up is not only the atmosphere but also wine that will soon become too warm for you to enjoy. This is why we do advise you to cool either red or white wines before you set off for a picnic, as well as to keep them in cooler bags or other packing that enables cooling and keeping the temperature during the transportation itself.
Be practical! As on the picnic spot, we do not have any domestic kitchen-like comfort, we recommend you to choose wines in screw top bottles, because it makes bottle opening as well as closing easier. It is easier to keep the wine cooler, too. The other practical option is to bring wine in bag-in box package, which enables you to transport wine, to keep it cool and to serve it easily.
For a picnic, choose fresh and LIGHT wines. We usually eat simple but tasty dishes on a picnic. The same should apply for wines: they should be fresh and fruity. Complex, full-bodied wines are not the most suitable. For a good picnic, a Rose is, for instance, a wise choice. However, if you opt for red wines, the right one would be a wine similar to Beaujolais or lighter red wines.
Please find below a few guidelines on accompanying wines to various types of food for a picnic:
The best wines, which accompany grilled dishes, are light red wines such as Merlot Villa Brici LIGHT and Prvin.
Fish dishes are best accompanied by fresh white wines such as Rebula Villa Brici and Sauvignon blanc Quercus.
Sandwiches, salads and pasta are the best if accompanied by scented white semi-bodied wines or rose such as Rose Quercus, Pinot Grigio Villa Brici Light and Chardonnay Villa Brici Light.
Fruit desserts are delicious if accompanied by sweet light wines such as Sweet Quercus.
Published on 3. 6. 2015 categorised in: Wine for picnic