Leisurely weekends, summery dishes, breezy wines -- which way to the beach?
These wines are suitable for shoreline and poolside, easy on the palate and the budget.
Feel Roman with the 2009 Fontana Candida Frascati Superiore, a refreshing white right with antipasti, $10 or less. Veer toward the Veneto with the crisp 2009 Cantina di Soave Re Midas Soave, a $9 sipper good with seafood. The 2010 Antinori Tormaresca Chardonnay is a peachy, food-friendly Puglian, for $12. And the 2010 Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina brings floral, fruity qualities from Campania, for seafood and chicken, at $16.
The bright 2009 Maison Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages ($14) offers a hint of citrus and apple, and ideal company for just-shucked oysters, sushi, salads, shellfish cocktails.
Segue rosé with the 2010 Château d'Aquéria Tavel Rosé ($18), a dry, full-bodied, versatile winner; and the tangy 2010 Château Riotor Côtes de Provence Rosé ($15), with suggestions of citrus and almond.