By Michelle Lyn

Summer is officially here, so it’s time to stock up on light, crisp and refreshing wines for day drinking and backyard barbecues. Here are some favorites that pair best with creamy cheeses, shellfish, foie gras and just about any seafood dishes. There’s even one to pair with desserts, so clear out some room in the wine fridge!

Bishop’s Peak Chardonnay
Pale gold in color, it has notes of juicy pineapple, finishing with bright notes of tart lemon. Enjoy with fresh steamed mussels or pan-seared flounder. 

Chandon American Summer Brut Classic
A sparkling classic with a signature flavor profile of apple, pear and citrus flavors—a perfect welcome drink to kick off a pool party.

Bianchi Moscato
Sourced from Paso Robles, it complements a warm fruit cobbler with a dollop of crème fraîche, or makes a simple dessert poured over fresh red berries.

Meiomi Chardonnay
Sister to the delicious Meiomi Pinot Noir, it’s sourced from Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara—and perfect for pairing with summer dishes like oysters.

Anaba Turbine White
Made in Sonoma, this pairs perfectly with grilled prawns wrapped in prosciutto and foie gras.

Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc
Hints of tart lemon, grapefruit and melon pair beautifully with creamier dishes and food with spicier flavors. Try with a pasta dish with seafood.