In June, we marked down the best crisp white wines to drink, Google-mapped wineries we want to visit (and UNESCO wine heritage sites), and bookmarked new restaurant openings and re-openings. The U.S. is getting back on track, and we are here for it! Forget about Hot Girl Summer. We want Chilled Wine on a Hot Day Summer. Get inspired with wine travel and upcoming pool weather with our hand-picked reads this month.


These Are the 22 Most Beautiful Wineries in Napa Valley, According to Sommeliers: When you plan a trip to wine country you hope to taste lots of great wine, but not just that—the scenery, wineries, and sense of place are just as important. Take it from industry pros to find where the most gorgeous Napa Valley settings are.

20 Premier Wineries With Excellent Food in Napa Valley: If you want to make sure your palate is pleased and satiated, Jess Lander has an excellent mapped-out winery list for California.

What Are the Most Refreshing Wines to Drink This Summer?: Caroline Miguelez explains why it’s not crazy to drink red wine on a hot summer day—especially if they’re made with carbonic maceration! Click the link to see what that means for the wine.

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites To See in Your Lifetime, According to T+L’s Travel Advisors: We’re almost ready for international travel! Stop day-dreaming and start planning, because Liz Cantrell has a fantastic list of some of the most iconic UNESCO Sites to visit…including (of course) a winery.

Lower bars, accessible menus: This restaurant is designed for people with disabilities: This is a feel-good article about Contento, a new restaurant in New York City designed both by and for people with disabilities, and words from the restaurant’s beverage director, Yannick Benjamin.

The 25 Best Wines for Summer: Ray Isle has very easy-to-follow advice for pairing your summer grilling with wine: consider the heartiness of the food and its dominant flavor, then pair a lighter wine with lighter grilled food (chicken, or veggies) and more robust with heartier meat (sausage, burger).

My Birthday Sobremesa: An Argentine food memoir review, enjoying sobremesa and making connections over food and wine, a wine tasting, and a recipe—Camilla Mann explores all these and more.

Fabulous floral notes make these wines perfect for celebrating summer: Renée Allen has picked out three fragrant wines, two white and one red, to pair with all your summer dishes and activities. Put on a flower dress to match the vino vibes.

Did You Know You Could Drink Port Through Your Whole Meal? We Did. Here’s How: Port is not just for after-dinner sips by the fire. Emily Cappiello interviews Adrian Bridge, CEO of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership, on the ins and outs of pairing Port with every meal. It can be done, and wonderfully!

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