Wine picks: Some end-of-summer specials

By Frankie Zhao

As we near the end of summer weather in China, here are a few wines to try before things cool down. At such times, I like a wine with a simple light body and high acidity. Here are some options:

  • Riesling: These tend to have citrus aromas and flavors.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: These tend to be “grassier.”
  • Verdelho: These are aromatic and I find them perfect for summer.
  • Pinot Blanc: These tend to be relatively neutral, but have some some citrus and tree fruit aromas and flavors.

  • Unoaked Chardonnay: These tends to be fresher than their oaked variety, and to have apple, peach and some tropical fruits like pineapples and mangoes.

Good versions of these wines can be found for RMB100 to RMB200 per bottle.

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