Wine Pick Photo Credit: Lionel Trudel

5 Perfect Wines for the End of Summer: Christine Coletta

The Okanagan Crush Pad founder shares her top picks.


Your top summer rosé:  Mirabel Rosé of Pinot Noir ($33). Delicate, beautiful fruit flavours; guava and melon with a citrus twist.


The wine to gift to your best friend:  Coolshanagh Chardonnay ($34.50). Fresh lemon and lime with a very subtle hint of butterscotch. It’s an expression of north Naramata and demonstrates how the Okanagan can stand on the world stage.


Your go-to all-around summer wine:  Meinklang Grüner Veltliner (from $26). This is a beautiful natural Demeter-certified wine from Austria.


Bring this to the next patio party:  Loveblock Pinot Gris (from $27). Lots of similarities between what Erica and Kim are doing in New Zealand and our own efforts in the Okanagan,
and I love comparing.


The Special-Occasion Wine: Our newly released Haywire Vintage Bub 2013 ($35) sparkling wine. It was quietly hidden away in our cellar in hopes that we would forget about it. Five years later, the result is a toastier, creamier version of the original release. Worth the wait.


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