There's nothing like the great outdoors. A beautiful sunset. Friends. Family. And food. Toast the start of a great evening with a few standbys that are easy to find and enjoy.
The McManis Cabernet Sauvignon is California dreamin' in a bottle. Easy drinking, crowd pleasing. Nothing pretentious here. A medium bodied red with notes of dark red berries, tobacco and leather while a hint of oak will blend in nicely with anything coming off the grill.
Looking for something more crisp and chilled? Consider Villa Maria's Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh, white, dry...this is what balance tastes like. A New Zealander that offers the palate a great blend of citrus, tropical fruits and minerality. All of this with just the right amount of acidity. A classic accompaniment to any of the soft cheeses off the charcuterie board or your favourite seafood, however prepared.
Both priced at around $20 CAD and available year round.
Just like the great outdoors.