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Summer Fun Wines

Is it too late to talk about summer wines? We don’t think so! There’s still time for you to enjoy them. Plus when you’re feeling just a bit too cold in the winter, you could always drink them to remind you of summer. Here are some reccommendations off of Madden’s menu from our wine steward, Daniel. To summer!

Getting outside, poolside wines:

Summer white wines:

Perfect for a midday treat– the “Ca da Medicci” Lambursco. Served in a champagne flute with a strawberry garnish, it is like a strawberry creamsicle with bubbles and has one of the lowest alcohol content of wines we sell by the bottle.

Fun addition this year is the novellum chardo. A unsual European chard. Crisp and refreshing, awesome fruits.

A versatile white, by the bottle only– the Kurt Angerer. A Veltliner from Austria. Unusual with a white pepper finish. Is great with fish and grilled meats as well.

For the sweet wine lovers, don’t forget the Prosecco with its apple, honey, peach and melon flavors.

Take it up a notch with the Caymus Conundreum– a maritage of four white grapes, sold in the smaller 375 bottle. Perfect 2-3 glass bottle for those who want to be refreshed without drinking a regular sized bottle of 4-5 glasses.

Summer red wines:

Pinot Noirs are always a good choice. I love the addition of the El Portillo, a great South American red pino. Awesome black cherry and strawberry fruit on the front end with an equally brilliant finish.

**What is your favorite summer wine? Share with us by commenting below or emailing blog@maddens.com**

Daniel, Madden’s Wine Steward

 
 

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Summer Activity Ideas

Need something fun to do? Here are some ideas that can be enjoyed by one, two, or the whole family!

A Campfire Gathering: http://www.wikihow.com/Plan-a-Campfire-Gathering

A Picnic! Easy 20 minute recipes: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/dining/02mini.html

Make homemade playdoh: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Playdough-Play-doh/

Wine Tasting: http://www.localwineevents.com/

Make a sand castle: http://www.essortment.com/building-sand-castles-tips-30842.html Did you know they have competitions in some areas?

Visit a waterpark: Madden’s has two nearby for when you’re visiting. Three Bear Waterpark & Rapid River Lodge water park

Use your camera phone (or “old fashioned” camera) to take unique pictures of summer. Try taking a photo of only part of something and then have your friends guess what the item is. Or take a photo of scenery and have friends gues the location.

 

**Guess what the above is by commenting or emailing me at blog@maddens.com**

Now get out there & have some summer fun! Elizabeth

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2011 in Recreation

 

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