Is there really a better way to celebrate the summer than by sipping on a refreshing glass of vino? Well, if there is -we don’t want to know.  Since summertime typically means more activities and socializing, it’s important that you have the right bottle for each occasion to maximize your relaxation and enjoyment.


Afternoon BBQ: 

Summer is the perfect season to turn any BBQ into a Bubble-Q. What I mean, of course, is it’s a barbeque with bubbles! A bit of prosecco can go a long way with any type of BBQ you may have, try 071 Prosecco Extra Dry, $13.99.

Prosecco 071 For summer activities


Pool Party:

Want some pool-side effervesce? Choose a sparkling Arneis like Ceretto Blange Langhe Arneis, $29.99, and enjoy the pear, apples, and almond flavors along with minerality, aromatics, and balanced freshness right in your own backyard. Go ahead and upgrade your stemware to these chic and pool-friendly wine glasses to really elevate your pool day.

Blange white wine


Boat Drinks:

Whether you are lounging at Center Hill Lake or at your summer place on 30A, there is not a more epic unwind than with a crisp white like Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, whose ripe tropical flavors will take you on vacation no matter where you are.

Joel Gott white wine


Fire Pit Friday’s:

On those very fortunate nights where the temperature dips below 65, strike a match to the fire and cozy up with a glass of Daou, Cabernet Sauvignon $28.99 and enjoy its balanced and intense dark fruit lingering finish. Prefer a night out?  Skip the fire and grab a glass at Nashville restaurant staple, The Palm.

Daou red wine 2018


Sunday Brunch:

The best way to celebrate summer on a weekly basis is with Sunday brunch and your favorite rosé.  My personal preference is Chateau de Peyrassol’s Cuvee des Commandeurs Rose 2020, $19.99.  This stunner is bursting with wild berries and raspberries and gives a silky crisp mouthful that is sure to make your Sunday Funday.  If you want to get out for brunch, you can find Commandeurs younger sister “La Croix” by the glass at Adele’s, which pairs nicely with their amazing brunch buffet.  A taste of Provence in Nashville is no better way to enjoy a summer Sunday


3 Rose options for summer parties. Peyrassol, Chateau Peyrassol, and La Croix Peyrassol

All of the wines mentioned are available locally at Midtown Cork Dorks in-store or online at  Any not found there can be found for local delivery on 

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