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Is it over? Are we done with winter yet? The calendar says it’s spring but it sure doesn’t feel like it! Nevertheless, we can still dream of those long summer days just around the corner and how we will bask in the warm rays of sunshine. And is there anything more refreshing on a day like that than an ice-cold soda straight from the glass bottle? We all know the feeling. The lively fizz that tickles your nose and the crisp taste seem to refresh your entire body and perfectly quench your thirst. Like the sweet relief of a cool breeze or a little cloud passing overhead on a blisteringly hot summer day, the right beverage can seem like a godsend.
I’d like to think that’s exactly what the Ruffino family at Punta Crena had in mind when they made this Lumassina at their winery overlooking the Mediterranean. Winemaking in that area is thirsty work! At 11% alcohol and sporting the slightest little spritz, this vivacious white wine is sure to quench any thirst and be your cool breeze when you need it. It offers refreshing flavors of tart apple, lemongrass, and grapefruit braced with brilliant acidity and a light fizz that will make you say, “Ahhh…”
While much of the country is still stuck in winter, it seems like the perfect time to dream of the long warm days to come. Stock up now so when the warm weather arrives, you’ll be ready to crack that can of soda—or better yet, pop open this bottle of Ligurian wine—raise a toast to summer and gulp it down for instant refreshment. Cheers!
Punta Crena Italy | Liguria | Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch