Cool Summer Wines For Hot Summer Days

Avenues Bistro Wine Director, Timothy O’Neal gives some summer wine recommendations to beat the heat:


Those sizzling eggs on sidewalks to prove the sun is still a star should consider refreshing themselves with sniffer-prickling bubbles.  Although authentic Champagne can melt credit cards, a tidal wave of budget friendly alternatives available today should inspire.  Consider Italian Prosecco, Spanish Cava, German Sekt, Crémant de Loire, and the various domestic values like the amazing Gruet producer in New Mexico of all places.  Now, don’t go letting your creative juices evaporate in the heat by taking on the part of a modern day Mixologist;  Try a Classic Champagne Cocktail, Bellini (Avenues Bistro whips up a fantastic Bellinitini), Kir Royale, or a French 75. Oh my ga ga, now I’m getting thirsty!



Sangria is sweeping the nation with a flamenco fury!  So, focus your goggles on Google and pull from the endless concoctive ideas to fashion your own batch of fire extinguishing refreshment.  If it’s truly white hot, then check recipes for white Sangria.  Believe, it’s SPF 500 for the gullet!  For many, tweaking traditional Sangria recipes can satiate the masses in the mid-day sun and beyond.  Now, for those either lucky enough to live in the temperature of shade or party late under the rays of the moon, consider asking Zurra for the next dance.  Zurra, short for Zurracapote, is an almost unknown variant of Sangria.  Recipes vary greatly, but usually call for dried peaches, dried plums, cinnamon, and raisins.  Delish!

Check this out for some great Sangria recipes to help you unwind after a hot day!

Find these refreshing drinks for a refreshing price during Avenues Bistro’s Happy Hours! 4 to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 8:30 to 10 pm on Saturday!


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    Thanks for sharing this one. I enjoyed reading it. Very informative article.Cheers!

  2. 2

    Thank you for reading!

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