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Wines that Taste Good in a Plastic Cup

by Wine .com, posted to Food & Drink

Also known as perfect summer wines, these wines are ideal for picnics, BBQs, beach side sipping and any time you need a refreshing wine for the summer!


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Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling 2010

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The 2010 Eroica Riesling exudes mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas...more

Every year this wine is a go-to for summer (or any spicy food for that matter), it is crisp, floral, slightly off-dry and super refreshing. Ideal at a pot-luck picnic as it will go with everything!

Krista: Sounds delicious!

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Broadbent Vinho Verde

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Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a...more

This lightly effervescent, low alcohol, super-crisp, amazingly priced wine should be a staple for your summer parties. I'd keep a case in my fridge at the beach house.

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Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2011

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Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, lightly...more

Seriously, it's like smelling flowers. And peach and pear and deliciously tropical fruits. But then on the palate... zesty acidity comes through making you need another sip. And another. Poolside sipping at its finest!

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Chateau de Campuget Costieres de Nimes Tradition Rose 2011

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Campuget Rose's color an intense peony pink. Its bouquet is very...more

Tis the season to drink pink! This lovely rose will make you imagine you are sitting at a cafe in Provence, blissfully taking in the French countryside. It is mineral-driven, with excellent acidity and strawberries and roses on the palate.

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Mulderbosch Rose 2011

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This sexy, sophisticated dry rose - a consistent winner of Best...more

It's one of my favorite plastic cup wines - made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a different sort of rose. Hailing from South Africa, the Mulderbosh offers lots of berry fruit, a fuller body and a touch of spice. Also an excellent value. (hint: if it's sold out, go to wineshopper.com)

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Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles 2009

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Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that...more

This is a perfect party wine. You can seriously drink it all. day. long. I call it a "cocktail wine" as it is so sexy and delicious, you can easily drink it on its own. It's intense and seductive and a bit like blueberry pie with a kick!

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Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2009

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The wine is crimson red and offers aromas of plum, cherry and mulberry...more

We just love this wine - not only is it a great deal (I do love good deals), but it is a most excellent summer red. Big fruit? check. Refreshing acidity? check. Way too easy to drink? double check... Great with food, whether it's grilled meat or pasta salad.

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Zinfandelic Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2008

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Amador County yields a bold Old Vine Zinfandel with rich, bright ...

With this groovy label, it's hard to go wrong. A spicy, rich Zinfandel, this wine is a great match for any BBQ fare - and ideal plastic cup red.

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CatK:

 ha, ha - the title grabbed me but I like that you are actually listing good wines to have in the summer.
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Eden Godsoe:

 Love it!