Award-winning New York sommelier and wine executive Michael Madrigale navigates us through what wines to drink for summer. We will discuss and recommend the most interesting, accessible, and reasonably priced wines to drink now. We’ll feature white, red, rose, sparkling/ Champagne, wine spritzers, boxed wine and dessert wines. We’ll also tell you what pairs well with BBQ, shellfish, and fish. It’s sun, fun, and good wine!

If you had to drink one wine, what would it be? 

Wine from the Jura region of France.

Favorite wine and food pairing for summer?

Gazpacho and Rose

Favorite wine restaurant or bar for summer wines?

Rebelle, NYC

Charlie Bird, NYC

Mermaid Inn, NYC

Favorite all time summer wine?


Best wine under $15? 

Red: Rose and lower priced Bordeaux

White: Muscadet and Bordeaux Blanc.

Michael recommends a whole slew of White, Red, Sparkling and Rose wines to drink in the next few months. We also pair wines with hot dogs, burgers, ribs, steak lamb chops, chicken, salmon, tuna, shrimp, lobster, crab, oysters and clams.

Sam Benrubi