6.02.2010

Win Tickets To Wine Enthusiast's Toast of the Town

Metrocurean is pleased to offer three lucky winners a pair of tickets to Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Toast of The Town event, coming up June 11. Let me know your favorite wine for hot summer nights in the comments, and I'll announce three winners Monday at 10 a.m.

The national wine and restaurant tasting event hits DC for the first time this year, featuring more than 500 wines and spirits from around the world, food from more than 30 local restaurants, and live music.

Toast of the Town will take over the beautiful National Building Museum at 401 F St. NW, Friday, June 11, from 7-10 p.m. The VIP tasting starts at 5 p.m.

Metrocurean readers can also snag $10 off Grand tickets and $20 off VIP tickets. Use the following promotional code during check out here: MC2010

Grand tickets are $89; VIP tickets are $169. Purchase tickets here.

128 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm a fan of nice dry rose or a pinot gris both nice for hot nights

Lisa said...

I love a heavy oaky red no matter the temperature. But, a light pinot is wonderful on a summer night.

Shelley J said...

Sparkling wine is always perfect for a hot summer's night.

sam said...

Hmmm, I've been loving a nice Rose on warm nights lately (most notably a 2008 Commanderie de la Bargemone). Also can't go wrong with Prosecco and strawberries!

Stanley Hammond said...

I prefer White Zifandel, personally.

bsp said...

Riesling

Jon said...

A nice glass of Chinon red wine. I'd even say a good sangria with friends if it counts.

Ken said...

Chilled Chrysalis Vineyards Viognier. Support local businesses.

Ashley said...

Sauvignon blanc is always nice with all the seafood im always grilling in the summer.

Tara said...

Cameron Hughes' Bin 157 Chardonnay has been wonderful for a night on the patio. Great wine, great price, great night.

Kerry said...

I love a nice Gewürztraminer with aromas of lychees and passion fruit. And coming in second is a good Riesling.

Nick said...

Prosecco. Period.

JAM said...

Crios Rose of Malbec is so refreshing and inexpensive! Perfect for a steamy summer's night!

Jenny said...

Evolution from Sokol Blosser.....a great crisp and refreshing white with a totally original flavor.

Kimberly said...

It is way to easy to sit on my porch and drink Moscato d'Asti on a hot summer day.

Loren said...

Lately I've been embracing sparkling wines more for summer evenings, but my favorite standby will probably always be the Trimbach reisling. It goes beautifully with grilled fish or seafood.

hu? said...

i know most prefer a nice chilled white on a summer night...but the wine that always has a place in my cabinet is an Alamos malbec

Erin said...

Bubbles in any form, but especially prosecco.

Cait said...

A good vino verde...nice and light!

Laura said...

I love a nice pinot gris or a prosecco on my back porch any summer night!

Courtney said...

hogue riesling. it's delicious, light, affordable and has a screw top, which is WAY too convenient :)

Mitchell said...

Rock Rabbit Sauvignon Blanc right now.... and homemade sangria always!

K said...

I love a really crisp pinot grigio!

snackpig said...

A dry riesling. We just got back from the finger lakes with a trunk full of them.

Kelli said...

Casal Garcia Vinho Verde is affordable and refreshing on a warm summer night.

Jacey said...

Sauv Blanc--Oracle from Stellenbosh, South Africa

Heather said...

A nice Grüner is perfect for summer and a Malbec is every day of the year! I would love to go to this event!

Monica Fulvio said...

Vinho verde -- bubbly, crisp, & affordable for grilling & chilling.

Mitra said...

Semillon, a dry white

Adam said...

A crisp cool sauvignon blanc for sure.

NMC said...

I'll also keep it local and go with Loudoun Valley's Vin de Pomme. I tasted this recently and was pleasantly surprised that the tartness of the granny smith apples shined. A perfect wine to counteract the District's humidity.

MSN103 said...

A New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (like Matua) or a California Pinot Noir...definitely.

dj said...

A crisp Sauvignon Blanc! Cakebread is one of my favorites!

Caroline @ youngDCliving said...

Definitely Riesling!

...that's all. said...

grey goose...? is that a wine? just kidding. Pino Grigio!!!

Chefmarjie said...

I love a nice glass of Sancerre, pair it with some nice briney oysters and that is the perfect summer afternoon.

Jamie said...

I turn to either a dry Rose or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc (Pommelo is one of my personal favorites).

KT said...

I like Monkey Bay sauvignon blanc - very crisp, refreshing, and cheap!

Allen said...

Hard to beat a nice Montlouis sur Loire or neighboring Vouvray. Chenin blanc says summer evening for me.

Anonymous said...

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay is perfect on hot muggy evenings. It's pretty good at any time.

DS said...

Well...depends on what I'm in the mood for. The rose fans certainly have a point, and I'm particularly fond of those from Bandol.

If I want a traditional-ish white, one of my favorites is chardonel (Augusta's is particularly good, has a honeydew nose that screams "refreshing."), but sometimes a Sauterns is just the ticket. 2005 Château Roûmieu-Lacoste Haut Barsac is all pink grapefruit and honey with just the right amount of sweetness.

DK said...

Gruner Veltliner from Austria. It is about my only non-beer or Maker's option.

Olesh said...

I was going to say Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, like Nobilo, Kim Crawford, or Monkey Bay; but someone above mentioned Vinho Verde(Monica Fulvio gets props). I would go with Vinho Verde, its like Mike's Hard Lemonade for adults.

Christine said...

West Cape Howe Zeepaard Rosé 2009, Western Australia. SO TASTY!!!

Katie said...

Kir Royale--

Mary said...

I'm a sucker for Moscato - sweet, light, and sparkling. Perfect.

dekaN dc said...

I love a vino frizzante on a hot summer night. There's something about the not too sweet wine and the bubbles that is just perfect.

Nicole said...

I love a good prosecco for a hot summer night!

Jacquelyn said...

Can't beat a riesling for a hot night, so cold that the glass sweats...heaven!

Jennifer O'Dell said...

Fo sho some cava!

Scott said...

I still love a nice oaky chardonnay!

mkimchee said...

Jakončič Carolina Malvazija or ampelos rose of syrah

BB said...

A nice bottle of Pinot Grigio is refreshing on a hot summer day!

Emily said...

Albarino always does the trick.

Axl said...

Albarino, for sure.

Jessica said...

Finger Lakes Glenora Winery's Dry Riesling

Laura said...

Brancott Sauvignon Blanc. So good and so affordable!

Erin said...

Mont Marçal Brut Rose Cava Reserva
is ideal on any warm night...

Leslie said...

During a visit to Konzelmann vinyards in Niagara on the Lake we discovered PEACH wine. What a great surprise from our cool neighbor. Love it in the summer.

The D said...

Summer is perfect for grilling up some fish with a good riesling (even though I tend to drink red).

Rachael said...

Bubbly (preferably Prosecco) being sipped on the the back porch.

hoppa said...

Love a Pinot Gris in the summer or something sparkling.

Amber said...

a light, refreshing, and semi-sweet Viognier, made right here in Charlottesville, VA

lizzard said...

Frei Brothers 2007 Chardonnay. Or really, anything from the Russian River Valley that year. It is perfectly buttery, not overly citrusy, it tastes EXACTLY like a sunset.

Just talked myself into buying a bottle tonight... :)

Gabrielle said...

vinho verde

Kyra said...

A chilled vino verde. Also, I love adding a splash of soda water and a slice of lemon to make wine spritzers. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Mary said...

While I normally prefer red (pinot noir), a chilled glass of pinot grigio or pinot gris is the only way to beat the summer DC heat.

Kathy said...

A refreshing Spanish Rose

Enlin said...

I love a spanish rioja or tempranillo, very mellow and fruity for those balmy summer nights

Anne Marie said...

A nice sauvignon blanc or rose or maybe a glass of prosecco, or pinot noir. I love them all.

Kristine said...

Vouvray, specifically Domaine des Aubuisieres Vouvray Cuvee de Silex

Christy said...

Proseco!

CorporateMonkey said...

I just discovered my new favorite summer wine last night! It's Vinedos de Ithaca's Odysseus, a Garnacha Blanca from Spain. I'm sooo in love.

Margaret said...

Viognier is always a winner, sweet, crisp, lovely.

Elizabeth Pittman said...

i love either a sparkling rose or chilled sauvignon blanc!

Kevin S. said...

Not gonna lie, a nice cold box of Franzia. Cheap and can automatically be turned into a game of slap bag in a large group.

Jeena said...

Kung Fu Girl Riesling. A tough chick with a touch of sweetness!

Kristin said...

Vinas de Balbo Rose from Argentina - it's a great BBQ wine.

Jamie said...

Gurrutxaga Txakoli Rose (I know, it's a mouthful). It's a rose from the San Sebastian region of Spain, and it's perfectly dry and slightly effervescent. Goes great with fish, or on its own!

Timothy said...

Jaleo has a great Spanish Rose that is quickly becoming my Summer wine of choice!

Tysh said...

Movia Puro Rose 2000 - citrus and strawberry - definition of summer!

Kate said...

Honig Sauvignon Blanc, very chilled. The steel barrels they use leave no tangy after-taste.

Dog walker said...

Vihno verde or a nice tavel rose. Ahhhh, cooling bliss...

Lindsay G said...

A light Willamette Valley Pinot Noir!

Maggie said...

Can't beat a crisp Pinot Grigio!

Sarah said...

i'm usually a red wine drinker, but on nights like these, it's pinot grigio all the way. had one called gabbiano last night...very good!

C Fierce said...

A perfectly chilled Viognier = summer in a glass.

Angela said...

I just discovered vinho verde, and now it's all I want to drink when it's hot!

Molly Redden said...

A chilled pinot grigio

Dan said...

Sure hope I win the tickets! For hot nights I usually go with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or a white Burgundy.

Megan said...

Pinot grigio. As dry as possible, with a bit of spice. And cheese on the side.

Dave Kumar said...

Albarino. Or, depending on what I'm eating, a Gewurz.

Amy said...

A nice Pinot Grigio or a Sauvignon Blanc

Jason said...

Weingut Leo Hillinger SECCO.Sparkling Rose

Mary Anne said...

a friend introduced me to a concoction she calls winelade - cheap red wine plus lemonade - apparently, a Spanish import! we've enjoyed it many a time on my back deck.

Whitney@bwfcom.com said...

I love a cold Austrailian Riesling with a fresh salad like cucumber & tomato. On the front stoop of course!

dafisk said...

Moscato D Asti

Justin said...

I like a nice French chenin blanc or viognier

Mollie said...

Pinot Grigio!

sdeficient said...

I have to second the Sokol Blosser Evolution blend, but have really been enjoying Mionetto's prosecco rose lately as well.

Eileen said...

Vino Verde, chilled. Light and crisp.

Laura said...

Portuguese vinho verde. Chill it as cold as possible.

Maria said...

Chardonnay!

FrenchTwistDC said...

A rose from Bandol!! My grandmother had a house there when I was growing up. it's refreshing and has sentimental value!

Jennifer said...

I love the Chateau St Michelle Riesling! It's perfect for a DC humid night. I visited the vineyard in Washington state about a decade ago and just re-discovered this greatly priced, yet still fantastic tasting wine.

stephanie said...

mmm... you can never go wrong with a marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Krista said...

Albarino is my personal fave (esp. Nessa), but like many, I also enjoy a nice crisp sauvignon blanc.

Laura said...

riesling!

AER said...

Definitely a malbec rose!

cristel said...

A crisp, slightly sweet sparkling shiraz. Or a 48 hour chilled Port or Sherry. These will cool you to your core...a perfect supplement to a 70 degree and humid night.

Ann said...

Oooh, definitely vihno verde. It's nice and light and goes down way too easily in hot weather. As an added bonus, it's really cheap! However, if you buy it all from Trader Joe's before I get there, we may have to have words.

Amy said...

Polka Dot Riesling!

Cindy said...

viognier or a sparkling shiraz depending on my mood!

C. Cooper said...

Chilled rose is the way to go! but nothing wrong with a sparkling white either...or pinot noir. Basically any good wine, no matter the temperature makes me happy!

nicole.c.l said...

I normally drink white wine on hot nights but for grilling Carménère is a great diversion from the traditional merlot or cab.

Adam Hurst said...

For a hot summer night, I have to go with a good Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris. Served well chilled, crisp, light and refreshing, there’s nothing better to relax with, in the heat of the summer. I tend to prefer the Italians more, but that’s probably because I had a great time one hot summer in Italy where I drank a lot of them. Of course, they tend to be a little more expensive the our native Pinot Gris, but the flavor combined with the memories, make it worthwhile.

Sara Kelly said...

Mmm...the menage a trois white table wine. Light, crisp and perfect when sitting on the roof top deck after a long week (guess I know what I'm doing this weekend!)

Clare said...

Gruner Veltliner, appropriately chilled. Love it.

Lapping at the day said...

Everday drinking has to be Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay. Beautiful balance and at a price to quality point that really makes it sing...
I would also suggest a rose from Domaine Lafond. Very nice.

gourmetmackie said...

Do sparkling wines count? I love a chilled Prosecco or Cava.

Megan said...

Gruet Brut NV - So crisp and lovely with its fine bubbles, I brought a case back from home in Albuquerque. Perfect for any unnecessarily special occasion on the porch!

Neilb5 said...

A chilled Sauvignon Blanc would be perfect!

JMDC said...

Sangria is my favorite treat for summer BBQs, but for more daily drinking, it's usually riesling with just a bit of "sparkle".

Toni said...

A chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

FBanana said...

Definately the Les Griottes Beaujolais Rosé 2009, 100% Gamay from Weygandt Wines in Cleveland Park. Just a hint of fruit makes for refreshing treat on a hot summer night!

Anthea said...

dry sparkling whites, served v. cold

Anna said...

I think any Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is perfect for the end of a summer evening, when you want something comforting and smooth. With oaky dark-cherry and raspberry flavors, it's a great wine for dates and catching up with friends on summer nights!

Claudia said...

Toulouse vineyard Pinot Noir Rose!