Drinking red wine during these hot spring and summer months doesn’t seem to appeal to many, who assume red wines are too big, bold, and tannic for hot weather. Reds are great to sip year round and there are plenty for you to choose from. Here are my top picks for year round reds!


Youngberg Hill: The Jordan and Natasha Pinot Noir’s from this Oregon Vineyard are striking and beautiful. Medium bodied and well balanced, these are reds you can certainly enjoy all year round. $35-50.00/bottle.


Concannon Vineyards: Concannon makes incredible reds at various price ranges you can enjoy year round. From Petite Syrah’s to Cabernet Sauvignon to Merlot and Pinot Noir, there isn’t anything your palate couldn’t enjoy. $25-50.00+/bottle. 

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Louis M. Martini: From Sonoma Valley, Napa, and Alexander Valley, Louis M. Martini Vineyards produces some stunning reds at reasonable prices. These wines are medium plus bodied, luscious, and pair beautifully with a variety of foods. Prices range from $20-50.00+/bottle. 

Check out some of these wines, winemaker lunches, and the delicious pairings we tasted when these incredible wine makers and vineyard owners came to visit NYC!