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VILLA RUSSIZ

“Les Enfants” 2016

(Venezia-Giulia, Italy) $15

A delicious blend of pinot grigio, pinot blanc, ribolla gialla, and sauvignon blanc. Creamy with exuberant fresh lime flavors. Relaxing on the deck just got a whole lot better.

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VILLA RUSSIZ

Pinot Bianco 2016

(Collio, Venezia-Giulia, Italy) $14

Deserves to be your summer house wine. Lively, fresh, and pure tasting. Just waiting for a summer salad or seafood on the grill.

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PRELIUS

Vermentino 2016

(Maremma, Tuscany, Italy) $14

Wow. Lots of personality here for $14! Earthy, minerally, and citrus flavors. Insider tip: Vermentino is killer with garlicky seafood pastas and risottos.

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TRAMIN

Gewurtraminer 2014

(Alto Adige, Italy) $20

A thunderbolt of a wine. Intense doesn’t begin to describe it. Dry, spicy, and hugely aromatic. Bring on the Thai curry or tandoori chicken.

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VILLA WOLF

Dry Riesling 2015

(Pfalz, Germany) $14

Fruity and snappy, with light pear-ish flavors. Need a wine to drink while you’re cooking this weekend? This uber fresh riesling would be terrific.

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WHITEHALL LANE

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

(Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) $20

​Fresh and simple, with touches of sage but no strident greenness. With a good salad, it’s dinner.​​

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STEELE

Merlot 2015

(Lake County, California) $20

If there’s a guy alive who knows how to make a steal, it’s Jed Steele (legendary as the first Kendall Jackson winemaker). This is Steele’s own brand, and BBQ is the right mate for this super tasty merlot.

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GOLDSCHMIDT

“Chelsea” Merlot 2015

(Alexander Valley, California) $19

A terrific, intensely flavorful merlot. Tastes like it costs $10 more than it does.

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FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA

“Diamond Collection Ivory Label” Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

(California) $12

Soft and juicy with smoky oak notes. Hard to get better than this at this price.

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ANNA DE CODORNÍU

Brut Rosé NV

(Penèdes, Spain) $13

I plan to stock the fridge with this steal; and drink it with abandon all summer. Fresh, lively, easy, delicious.