Tinto de verano

My favorite warm weather drink

Happy hump day, Hart Beat! We did it. We’re officially half way through the week. To celebrate let’s talk about one of my favorite summer drinks.

Chilled red wine

Last year I confessed my love for the pink wine Rosé and this year I’ll share another little secret with you. I like…. chilled red wine. I know right! Sacrilegious! When I first started drinking wine I really loved white because of the crisp cool taste and red because of the fullness of the taste. I didn’t know that you could have the best of both worlds until I studied abroad in Spain and realized over there that it’s par for the course to keep a bottle or two of Rioja red wine chilled.

Every time I go into a wine store I always ask them what red wine I can buy and keep cool. I know it’s a wine store that I’m going to like if they don’t look at me like I’m terribly insane and, instead, points me in the direction of the Spanish reds. If you’re in Greenpoint, Brooklyn then my highest recommendation goes to Dandelion Wine. Those guys know what’s up.

Of course, if this idea feels too weird for you, you can always grab a glass of tinto de verano and call it a day.

Tinto de verano

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