Summer just around the corner

Discussion in 'Pairing Food and Wine' started by pete, Apr 18, 2001.

  1. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, spring is here in full bloom and already my mind is on to summertime. I was wondering what everyone's favorite beers and wines are when the temps hit 85+ degrees and you are looking for something to drink. As for beers my first choice for this time of year are the hefewiezens and though most of the year I stay away from the typical American beers, in summertime, watching the Cubs, there is nothing better than an ice cold MGD with your dog. As far as wines go I usually forego reds for the most part, though this time of year is one of the few times that I find the fruitier merlots to be a good choice. Mostly I look for acidic whites to help quench that thirst. They also seem to go really well with many of the outdoor, picnicy types of food of summer.
     
  2. bayou

    bayou

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    Summertime cooler -

    Sprinkle a little kosher salt in the bottom of a tall glass

    fill glass with ice

    add 1 oz. of Premium Tequila Blanco (such as,
    Herradura Silver, Don Julio, est.)

    fill remainder of glass with ..... Fresca.