Heard it through the Grapevine’s summer tasting at the Wright’s

Nancy and Pete Toppan, Terry and Mike Gilberti, Roy Bryant, Catherine and Ken Bass and Viv and Al Wright

Nancy Toppan

Before the summer season slips away, we raise a glass to midsummer nights, perfect for cool salads and refreshing light, chilled and frozen beverages.

The members of Heard It Through The Grapevine were treated to cooling frozen Whiskey Sours as they entered the Wright’s, on a hot summer evening in July.

A smorgasbord of summer salads were served; chicken salad, tuna salad, bowtie pasta salad and crisp green salads were all perfect for a dog days of summer gathering.

Demand for wines lighter in body and alcohol steps up in the summertime. A summer wine should be light, bright and affordable.

Roy Bryant’s Eppa Super Fruta Red Sangria took first place in the judging. “Eppa Super Fruta Sangria is the only rated bottled sangria – earning 90 points from The Tasting Panel Magazine. In addition to being delicious and refreshing, Eppa SuperFruit Sangria is certified organic by the CCOF, so you can enjoy it and share it with peace of mind. Light bodied and refreshing, Eppa introduces itself with crisp citrus notes that meld into pomegranate and berry overtones. Its natural, subtle sweetness is a result of its blend of real fruit juices, which bring a brightness of flavor. Coming in second was Viv and Al Wright’s Gemma Di Luna Sparkling Moscato. Gemma Di Luna is refreshingly sweet and bursting with flavor which will captivate the female wine consumer. Lusciously sweet and full of concentrated flavor balanced by vibrant acidity this sparkler is perfect on its own or paired with desserts made from fruits such as nectarines, peaches or apples. One hundred percent Moscato/Piemonte, Nancy and Pete Toppan’s Arbor Mist Pineapple Strawberry Pink Moscato Wine is a light varietal wine with the refreshing taste of natural fruit flavors. Delightfully sweet, this blend of light-bodied Pink Moscato and juicy pineapple and ripe strawberry flavors delivers a smooth, delicious taste. Serve well chilled.

The fun and friendly range of summertime wines are perfect for relaxing at home or outdoors with friends and family.