Wine Down

Pair vino like the pros.

TM Studio

We know the wine list can be an intimidating document, so we designed a nice wine flight with parings for the spring and summer season. Here are some selections to make the most of outdoor weather, whether you're a vino veteran or grape greenhorn.

For those feeling a little fancy:

White Burgundy Chardonnay. Most wine drinkers are no doubt familiar with Chardonnay. It’s one of the world’s most popular grapes and varieties. Burgundy, in France, is where the varietal originates, so a white burgundy is a special way to enjoy Chardonnay. This is a great easy drinking wine for long luxurious afternoons on the patio. Enjoying some white burgundy with east coast oysters is an experience that is hard to beat. For those who prefer an American grown option, try Sauvignon John's crisp, unoaked Chardonnay.

For something a little more casual:

Vinho Verde is a gorgeous, light, slightly fizzy wine from a small region in Portugal. Sometimes referred to as “Patio Pounders” because they pair so well with sipping on a warm patio, they often have tasting notes of lemonade or white melon. Ham recommends pairing with a light salad or PORTERS fish tacos.

For those who love red:

Chianti comes from the small Tuscany region in Italy. A beautifully complex wine, made from the Sangiovese grape, this high acid wine is great to pair with any food for dinner and works especially well with spring menus. Chianti is lovely with high acid foods like a cioppino, and even holds up well with a filet.