Alexander Valley summer temperatures can climb into the triple digits in the daytime, but they drop in a hurry at night. While this makes it hard to pick a functional outfit, it’s good for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes – which need the heat as well as the chill to stay in balance. Mysteriously fun fact: Alexander Valley sits 30 minutes north of urban legend Sonoma Gravity Hill, where if you park your car in neutral, it seems to roll up the nearby hill. (But please don’t drink and defy gravity.)
A warm cab is great if you need to get to Midtown on a cold New York winter morning, but less awesome when it’s served with dinner. The ideal temp for red wines is about 65 degrees, which you can usually hit with a quick 10-15 minutes in the fridge. Give it a little swirl in your glass afterwards to help it open up again.
We think our wines are divine right out of the bottle, but there’s definitely other ways to enjoy them, too. Heat up a bottle of red wine with a cinnamon stick, some orange peel, and a bay leaf to make an old-school wintertime punch. In warmer weather, whip up a simple frozen sangria for your barbecue party. Our go-to Triple Berry Wine Slush recipe has only three ingredients: Cabernet Sauvignon, frozen mixed berries and ginger ale. Freeze the mix, blend it into slush, serve and enjoy.