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My 5 Favorite Winc Summertime Wines

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseJul 13, 2021 | 0 comments

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Are you hitting the beach this summer? Lounging the days away poolside? Venturing out to camp (or glamp) in the wilderness? Maybe just planning to watch the days laze by from your front porch swing? Whatever summertime activities you have planned, there's sure to be a great wine to pair with your outdoor fun. I've reviewed a lot of different wine subscriptions for My Subscription Addiction, and Winc is one of my favorites. Winc offers a wide selection of wines to suit all kinds of different occasions, but I've long fawned over their warm-weather whites and refreshing rosés. Today, I'm going to share some of my favorites with you. Let's take a look at a few wines that are perfect for enjoying on a warm summer's day!

Sister Snake Sauvignon Blanc

The Product: Sister Snake Sauvignon Blanc

The Cost: $16.99 (or $14.99 through the subscription)

If at first glance you think that's a twisting tree branch pictured on the label of this Sauvignon Blanc, look again. It's a slithering serpent! This bottle is an ode to the South African region where this wine is made, and the snake imagery reflects the wildness and danger of the land. In the glass, this wine also feels a little untamed. In addition to the classic citrus notes you'll often find in a good Sauvignon Blanc, this wine has an earthiness that keeps it from being too tart or crisp. This isn't a tidy wine made for siping when you're dressed to the nines- it's a wine that pairs well with windswept beachy hair and sandy toes. For me, this vino is best served ice cold, but don't fret if you tote the bottle outside with you and it starts to lose its chill. Sister Snake is the kind of wine that won't be offended in the slightest if you pop a few ice cubes into your glass.


Sauvetage Rosé

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The Product: Sauvetage Rosé

The Cost: $15.99 (or $13.99 through the subscription)

If you're on the hunt for a wine to sip by the pool or ocean, one look at this bottle of Sauvetage Rosé should tell you everything you need to know: this is a wine intended to be consumed near the water. As the vintage ring buoy depicted on the label indicates, this wine is a lifesaver for boaters, floaters, and loungers. The pink-hued vino is elegant, crisp, and reserved, and there's a subtle floral aroma that's sure to pair nicely with a salty ocean breeze. Sauvetage is from the south of France, the birthplace of summery rosés, and there's a minerality and tart fruitiness that cleanses your palate with every sip. This is a wine that's refreshing, tasty, and almost too easy to drink... it goes down so nicely that it's easy to mindlessly sip away. I first tried Sauvetage over 5 years ago, and Winc releases a new vintage each year. I scoop up a few bottles as soon as the new batch hits the online store, and I always save at least one for drinking al fresco.


Cocomero Rosé

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The Product: Cocomero Rosé

The Cost: $16.99 (or $14.99 through the subscription)

Winc's Cocomero is all about watermelon, and the celebration of this incredible summer melon starts before you even open the bottle. The label is perfumed, and when you scratch and sniff, you release an aroma that smells like sweet watermelon candy. In the glass, this wine is all lemons and watermelon juice, and it's just as delicious as it sounds. Cocomero tastes just like watermelon lemonade! Of all the bottles of wine I've ordered from Winc over the many years I've been a member, this is probably the one I go back to most frequently. I love it so, so much, and it's become one of my favorite summer wines. Unlike Sauvetage, which feels a little bit fancy, Cocomero is casual. It's a wine that's perfect for bringing to a picnic, pouring for guests at an outdoor BBQ, or sipping in the park.


Point de Passage Sauvignon Blanc

The Product: Point de Passage Sauvignon Blanc

The Cost: $17.99 (or $15.99 through the subscription)

My friends love to poke fun at me for being deeply uncool, but on a hot summer's day, I don't think there's anything better than a white wine spritzer. For those who haven't yet been introduced to this fave from the 1980s, the white wine spritzer is a simple combination of sparkling water, white wine, and a squeeze of citrus. I think it's light, refreshing, and pretty much the perfect cocktail for afternoon drinking. Point de Passage Sauvignon Blanc is perfectly lovely on its own, but in my humble opinion, it was MADE for spritzers. The taste is bold and bright, and the flavors of apple, lemon, and white peach are sure to shine through that splash of carbonated water. If you want to climb on board the spritzer train, I highly recommend seeking out wine like this one that's packed full of strong citrusy flavors. If you ask me, there's nothing dorky about staying hydrated while having fun.


Yé Yé Albariño

The Product: Yé Yé Albariño

The Cost: $15.99 (or $13.99 through the subscription)

Albariño hasn't found widespread success yet in the U.S., but I think it's a fabulous sunshine-friendly wine. It hails from Spain, and this one seems to have soaked up some of the attributes from the coastal region from where its made. There's a salinity that's like spray from the ocean, minerality like stones along the shore, and a verdant quality that seems bottled from the rolling green hills themselves. Flavor-wise, Albariño tends to have a lot in common with Sauvignon Blanc, and Yé Yé exhibits tart grapefruit, fresh lime, and fruity peach flavors. It tastes like a Spanish getaway in a bottle.


Bonus Bottle #6: Finke's Sparkling Wine

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The Product: Finke's Sparkling Wine

The Cost: $16.99 (or $14.99 through the subscription)

I tried to cap this post at 5 summertime wines, but I couldn't end the list without giving a shout-out to Winc's best in bubbles: Finke's Sparkling Wine. When I think about wine and summer, brunch immediately comes to mind. There's little I enjoy more than sitting outside on a warm morning, noshing on some breakfast treats with my favorite friends. And let's be honest: brunch isn't brunch without a Champagne cocktail. Winc has released a number of different wines under the Finke's label, but they're all sparkling, and every single one I've tried has been a winner. In my experience, the flavor is crisp, the bubbles are fizzy, and the flavor is appley and rather mild-- perfect for brunch cocktails! Whether you prefer mimosas, bellinis, French 75's, or a concoction of your own design, Finke's is a great all-around sparkling mixer to keep on hand for those occasions when you need a summer brunch drink, STAT!

Want to learn more about Winc? In case you're new to this unique wine of the month club, I'll drop the details before signing off:

About Winc

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The Subscription Box: Winc

The Cost: Bottles start at $12.99 each with a membership. (Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles.)

The Products: Small-lot wines, ciders, and sparkling options sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers.

Ships to: Eligible U.S. zip codes, which you can check through this link.

Have you tried Winc? Let us know your favorite bottles in the comments section below!

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Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle. 

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