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July 6th, 2015

Pretty Bottles, Perfect Pairings.

Because you see the world through rosé-colored glasses.

You went into vacation mode so early last week that you essentially got nothing done after Tuesday.

Ease back into the five-day grind with a list of summertime sips curated by Central Market's in-house oenophiles in celebration of Wine Week, July 8-14. You have a nose for this sort of thing, so hit their wine dinners, pairing classes, meet-the-winemaker stroll and tastings galore. Below is a guide to 5 wines you should be sipping now that the temps have soared.

Now, get back to work. Those red, white and boozy pictures aren't gonna post themselves.
1. Cross River Sauvignon Blanc If you like Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, you'll love a glass of this pale yellow with fresh citrus notes. It’s harvested between March and April, and made to be enjoyed young. 

2. Jolie Folle Rosé A crazy-beautiful pale pink from the Cotes de Provence, pictured, this pick tastes like summer with hints of strawberries, watermelons and peaches. Comes in a one-liter bottle, so for once your eyes won't be bigger than your stomach.

3. Bistrot Tropez Rosé Another pretty pink from the same region as Jolie Folle, this fresh and lively wine has overtones of exotic fruits that make it the perfect companion to salads, grilled foods and Bravo.

4. Bosio Gavi An Italian white hailing from Italy's Piedmont region, this is a great alternative to pinot grigio. It’s crafted from 100% Cortese grapes grown on an estate in the Gavi region.

5. Lafond Chardonnay The warm days and cool, foggy nights of the Santa Ynez Valley in the Santa Rita Hills give this white its complexity. Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator, less than 3,000 cases were made for the world - Central Market is the only retailer in Texas to carry it.

 
 
All of these wines, plus hundreds of other bottles, are on sale July 8-14 at Central Market. 15% OFF 6-11 Bottles // 20% OFF 12-17 Bottles // 25% OFF 18 Bottles or More

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