You can't really complain when you have the opportunity to grill outside in New York City, but last week, when the temperatures were creeping towards 100 degrees, it could be said that it wasn't that satisfying outside.
The answer? Rose, of course. In this instance, it was the Caves Coopératives de Donnas Larmes du Paradis 2010 Rose from Italy's Vallee d'Aoste.
This nebbiolo (mostly), is all about the fresh wild strawberries. It's not a serious nebbiolo, but a fresh fruit wine, perfect for slurping on a hot summer's eve. Drink up and don't think too much.