When the warmer weather hits, most wine drinkers tend to move to lighter, white wines. It’s the season for Mimosas, Sangria and cold Pinot Grigio Spritzers.
But there’s no hard and fast rule that you can’t drink reds in the summer. In fact, I’d suggest light reds, like French Beaujolais, Grenache or a Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir pictured in this image is from #Moldova, and is available in the PA State stores now.
You don’t usually see wines from Eastern Europe: But rest assured, this area of the world has been making wine for a long time. Moldova benefits from a blend of Russian, Greek and Western European culture and wine is rich in their history. It’s just that you didn’t see or hear much from this country thanks to decades behind the Iron Curtain.
Pinot Noir is typically light and refreshing, with flavors of raspberries, cherries and a little damp earth. It’s perfect chilled slightly and served with soft, stinky cheeses.