Everyone likes wine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we always know the best ones to choose when we want to impress our friends for an impromptu happy hour or last-minute dinner party. While you usually just grab the first available bottle you see at your local LCBO, this summer is going to be different.

This summer, you’re going to adult like a real adult, and show off some of your wine expertise…with a little help from us.

A great place to start is Rhône Valley Wines, that not only offer amazing value for your money, but also a versatile range of roses, whites and reds to suit any occasion. Whether it’s for an easygoing get-together with friends, paired with a delicious meal for two, or to celebrate a special event, try any one of these 8 trendy wines sure to be the life of the party, and guaranteed to add a touch of class wherever they go.

1. Rhône Valley Côtes du Ventoux

Looking for a fresh and fruity rosé PERFECT for sipping on a Sunday Funday by the pool? Look no further! With notes of pink grapefruit and strawberry, just add something fizzy and you're ready to go.

2. Rhône Valley Tavel

Where to even begin with this delicious rosé wine? The pink-red colour literally begs for it to be sipped on with some ripe watermelon salad on a sunny patio. Totally transport yourself to France with its subtle notes of lavender, sage, strawberry and rosewater.

3. Rhône Valley Côtes du Rhône

Impress your friends with a new fish taco recipe paired with this refreshing white during the summer. Crisp, with apricot, white peach and yellow apple flavours; your Mexican fiesta will make it look like you totally have your life together.

4. Rhône Valley Côtes du Luberon

You can never have enough white, amirite? This one is extra special because, similar to how you've been hibernating during the last 6 months of cold weather, it too spent 6 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Now both you and the wine are ready for summer!

5. Rhône Valley Crozes-Hermitage

This is the 2-in-1 wine for the indecisive person who just can't decide what they like. Buy two bottles, drink one the next time you're going out, and save one for the end of the summer. The second bottle will acquire notes of leather and spices the longer it sits, because just like this wine, we're sure you'll totally mature over the summer!


6. Rhône Valley Vacqueyras

Feeling fancy with bae on a hot summer night? Pop open this bottle of classic red and the rest of the night is set. With its bold, full-body flavour of black raspberry and plum, it really is the ideal (and easy) date idea. Plus, you'll impress him with your new-found wine knowledge. ?

7. Rhône Valley Vinsobres

Visiting a cottage and don't know what to bring? This medium-body red is perfect for any flavour palette and is sure to be crowd-pleaser.  Not too strong, but bursting with violet and raspberry. Bonus friend points if you bring a cheese plate. You're welcome.

Photo cred- LCBO 

8. Rhône Valley Cornas

Now if you really have to pull out the big guns this summer, this is the wine for you. Boss's birthday? Need the promotion? This wine, with rich aromas of licorice and dark fruits, is actually a wine that should be kept at least 2-3 years before consumption. Perhaps your boss will take this as a sign, that similar to the wine, you're definitely here to stay.


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