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Summertime

Summertime The soulful voice of Ella Fitzgerald sang “Summertime and the livin’ is easy” and The Isley Brothers noted that “Summer breeze makes me feel fine.” Put on some summertime tunes, kick back, and enjoy the “Summer Breeze” (Seals & Crofts) along with a glass of wine.

Porch, Picnic, and Backyard Sippers

Porch, Picnic, and Backyard Sippers With the summer heat upon us, we are all looking for wines that are perfect for the warmer temperatures because they are refreshing, quench one’s thirst, are quaffable, and simply taste good. Porch, picnic, and backyard wines are those wines that fit that bill, and are the focus of our tasting this weekend at City Vino.

Summer in France (L'été en France)

Summer in France (L'été en France) For City Vino's weekly tasting the weekend of June 18th, 2021, we take you all to on a summer tour of France. Summer temperatures in France, generally, are warm and not hot. Paris, for example, has average temperatures of 60 to 80 degrees. Along the southern coast of the country, temperatures run higher.

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc is well known for being a blending grape in Bordeaux, but it is so much more than that. It is not only one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, but also a parent of Merlot and Carménère. Cabernet Franc is also one of the top 20 most-planted grapes in the world. It is believed that Cabernet Franc originated in the Basque region in France, where Northern Spain meets with Southwestern France, near the cost of the Bay of Biscay.