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TSIAKKAS

Xynisteri 2019

(Pitsilia, Cyprus) $20

This fresh and racy white from the island of Cyprus is perfect for a warm summer night Lemony and salty sea air notes blend together making it a great pairing with crisp tossed salads or tuna crudo.

90 points KM

Available at Martin Wine

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CHATEAU PESQUIE

Edition 1912M” 2016

(Ventoux, France) $16

Violets and cherry confiture swirl together in the glass for a bright and buoyant summer red. This super steal can be paired with anything from roast chicken to less spicy Asian dishes.

91 points KM

Available at Martha's Vineyard

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LEITZ

“Eins Zwei Dry 3”

(Rheingau, Germany) $18

Lovely quiet fruit flavors, slight salinity, and a refreshing, zippy finish. If lime sherbet finished dry on the palate this wine would be its doppelganger.

92 points KM

Available at Total Wine

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BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

Vermentino Reserve 2019

(Virginia) $23

This vermentino from Virginia is light with floral and pear notes and an invigorating finale. The flavor becomes increasingly crisp the longer you linger. Great with summery bites or as an aperitif on the patio.

91 points BK

Available at Saratoga Wine Exchange

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BLUESTONE VINEYARDS

Petit Manseng 2019

(Viriginia) $25

A wine full of honeydew aromas, summery flavors, and a hint of oak. Made from the French grape variety petit manseng this wine is fresh and a pleasure to sip.

89 points BK

Available at Vinoshipper.com

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SHELDRAKE POINT

“Archival” Riesling 2017

(Finger Lakes, New York) $20

Here’s a terrific, bold, dry riesling with flavors of cantaloupe, orange blossoms, lemon zest and vanilla bean. The Finger Lakes region makes the best rieslings in the U.S

92 points BK

Available at Total Wine

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CUSUMANO

 “Shamaris” 2018 DOC

(Sicily, Italy) $23

Sicily is home to lots of fun refreshing whites including wines like this one made from the Sicilian grape variety grillo. Meadowy aroma. Limey crispness.

88 points KM

Available at Solano Cellars

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TENUTA DI CASTELLARO

Bianco Porticello 2019 IGT

(Sicily, Italy) $21

Penny for penny, this wine delivers. Packed with lychee notes, a fresh citrusy zing, and a salty swish at the end, it’s made from two white varieties—carricante and moscato bianco.   Full of personality and fantastic with spicy food.

90 points KM

Available at WineWorks Online

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TASCA d’ALMERITA

 “Mozia” 2019

(Sicily, Italy) $22

Full of delicious personality, Mozia (made from grillo grapes) is a fantastic white wine from the tiny island of Mozia just off the Sicilian coast. Seaspray freshness, snappy crispness, and a core of creamy peachiness.

 

90 points KM

Available at Mr. D Wine Merchant

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GRACI

Etna Bianco 2019

(Sicily, Italy) $25

From the slopes of Sicily’s Mt. Etna—Europe’s largest active volcano—comes this super star crisp white with fantastic minerality, limeyness, and a sea spray kind of saltiness. Made mostly from the leading white grape variety on Mt. Etna—carricante.  Think: French Chablis meets Sicilian style.

92 points KM

Available at Bounty Hunter

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NIGL

“Freiheit” Gruner Veltliner 2018

(Lower Austria, Austria)) $20

If you’ve never had Austria’s refreshing white gruner veltliner, now’s the time to try it. Nigl is one of the top producers, and this wine’s creamy and delicious with streaks of white peppery pizzazz.

90 points KM

Available at Empire Wine

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ALOIS LAGEDER

“Terra Alpina” Pinot Grigio Vigneti dell Dolomiti 2019

(Trentino Alto Adige, Italy) $16

A pinot grigio with character. Lively and fresh with notes of citrus and almond. Alois Lageder is one of the leading practitioners of organic viticulture and biodynamics in Italy.

91 points KM

Available at Empire Wine