April Daniels Hussar, SELF magazine
Umbrella cocktails are fun, but nothing beats a great bottle of wine for a refreshing way to toast your health and all the fun you're having this summer!
Wine educator and sommelier Paul Cappiali of VERO Restaurant & Wine Bar in NYC gave us his top wine picks to pair with scrumptious SELF recipes for every summer occasion. Cheers!
1. A lazy Sunday afternoon picnic.
Whip up a batch of Sheryl Crow's Roasted-Potato Salad With Sweet Corn and Cider Vinegar, grab a big blanket, and off you go!
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Pair it with ... Langlois-Chateau Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc), Loire Valley, France. Cappiali says: The freshness of this Sauvignon Blanc works beautifully with picnic food like roasted potato salad and the higher acidity and minerality of this wine will complement the cider vinegar dressing. Price: about $20.
2. A HOT, HOT night.
Can't bear to get near your stove or even the grill? Chill out with