At $25, the Yardstick Ruth’s Reach Cabernet Sauvignon is a slightly higher price point than we normally feature on the show for a summer wine, but the price is actually affordable for wines coming out of California’s Napa Valley, and it makes a wonderful host gift.
Has he ever steered you wrong before? The latest in Mark Bittman’s Everything series, How to Grill Everything has expert tips for newbies and seasoned grillers alike. You’ll find recipes for every course, including dessert, and every protein and vegetable you can grill. We especially loved Mark’s soup-to-nuts approach to grilling the perfect steak.
We loved their celebratory look and light flavor.
Netta Hadari’s What Is Real? Ice Cream is pure, honest-to-goodness ice cream delivered to local food fests or your event on a tricycle. The Sun-Kissed Strawberry and Bombay Butter Pecan are knock-outs!
Argentina’s Finca el Origen produces a Malbec we love with grilled foods. It is beautiful, elegant, velvety. You’ll get plum, dark berries, and dark cherries when you sip this. And, at $12 a bottle, it’s a steal.
Made in Rioja, Spain, Baron de Ley’s rosé wine (just out!) is dry and fruity with soft tannins. At $12, it’s the perfect wine for summer parties.