1. Charles de Fère Reserve Brut
  2. FRANCE Charentes and the Rhone and Loire Valleys
  3. CHARDONNAY chenin blanc, macabeu, uni blanc
  4. $8.50  

  5. From the Washington Post: This admirably consistent product is looking particularly good in its current release, with subtle aromas of toast and pears, along with soft mousse and fine balance between acidity and light sweetness.

  1. Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé
  2. www.peyrassol.com
  3. FRANCE Cotes de Provence
  4. BLEND grenache, cinsault, syrah
  5. $14  2006

  6. A pale, pink rose petal-colored wine. Crisp, dry and minerally, tasting of peaches and strawberries. CASSANDRA

  1. Vezzo Pinot Grigio
  2. ITALY Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  4. $6.99  2006

  5. With that price tag and easy-going food pairing, this bottle lands on the table for all my summer dinners. From Astor Place Wines: A dry white with ripe, luscious, mixed citrus flavors, this is no run-of-the-mill Italian wine...versatile, fascinating, and truly a wine of substance.