When it’s hot out - and really most of the year - I like drinking fresh, juicy wines that are light on their feet and thirst quenching, punctuated by a refreshing beer here and there. Finding a Champagne without added sulfites is unusual, and one of the reasons why I love the wines from Charles Dufour. I’m especially interested in wines like this Rosé that offer a touch more juicy, darker fruit than you would typically find in Champagne. Ginglinger is a favorite producer of mine, whose wines taught me to love what Alsace and aromatic varieties have to offer. Sonser Chenin is a playful wine from vines in the classic region of Vouvray, made by a young woman who splits her time between farming and making wine in the Loire and making wine in Southern Australia. It lends itself to sunny drinking at nearly any hour of the day. And, finally, I wanted to offer a beer break between bottles of wine: last autumn I discovered this Lunch beer while exploring the Northeast for the first time and watching the leaves turn. I can attest it drinks equally well during summertime.