For a perfect Italian inspired end of the summer drink we’re recommending an Italian version of sangria made with Vermentino wine. This crisp white wine from the Mediterranean (Sardenga, Liguria, Corsica, coastal region of Maremma in Tuscany and further north into Liguria and inland to Piedmonte) conjures up images of boats and yachts sailing the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean. Its bright acidity and citrusy flavors make for an endless summer. Light and aromatic, its best food match is seafood and its low alcohol content means you can sip and savor until sunset and beyond.
Mediterranean A-listers navigate a sea of paparazzi along Costa Smeralda with chilled bottles of rare Ligurian Vermentino but you can party like a rock star spending much less. A high end Vermentino can be pricey but you can buy a good bottle of Sardinian sun for less than $20.00.