What to serve on Father’s day? Of course you can go for the traditional cold beer (and by the way there are some terrific beers coming from so many different countries – but we will save that for another post) or chilled white wine or sangria. But more and more we hear that dads prefer red wine, which poses a problem in terms of temperature outdoors. Let’s face it; no matter how terrific a wine is, the over-heated bottle just is not worth drinking. Our friends at Royal Wine Corp. gave us a few suggestions for wines to serve on Father’s day that are actually terrific with ½ hour to 1 hour chilling time. Yes, in this case these red wines are delicious slightly chilled and kept in a cool box. All lighter reds below compliment BBQ foods with hints of darker fruit flavors, while still so refreshing to drink. Each wine is in a modest price range of $12 – $14. GKC loves variety so here are the selections, one from Spain, one from Israel and one from Italy. Enjoy!
Roman Cardova Rioja- Spanish wines are all the rage. Produced from 100% Tempranillo grapes, which are carefully selected from old vines surrounding the town of Haro, La Rioja. With its bright ruby red color, a nose of ripe wild berries and balsamic aromas, Ramon Cardova is ideal with red meat, fish, or pasta.
Barkan Classic Pinot Noir – Made in their winery in Israel and is produced from grapes from the high desert vineyard at Mitzpeh-Ramon.
Bartenura Ovadia Chianti – This supple, medium-bodied Chianti is grown entirely on the Poppiano Estate southwest of Florence. It is at its best as an accompaniment to pasta dishes and broiled or grilled meat.