3 Types of Wine Perfect for Summer Sipping

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These wines are great for those evenings in which you just want to relax and sip wine with friends and family.

1Argentinean Malbec

A full-bodied Malbec is a fantastic summer wine, especially when grilling or throwing a barbecue.

The International Wine and Food Society says Argentinean Malbecs are the “perfect match for a summer barbecue.” Here’s why:

“Malbec is gifted with an array of complex flavors. Look for dark colored fruits such as plum, blackberry, raspberry, black currant and black cherry. However, the tie-in with barbecue comes from its smoky, charcoal scents and flavors that are seasoned with just a dollop of oak.

2Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a great summer wine because it is dry and crisp and pairs well with a variety of foods. It’s a great wine to sip on a hot summer day.

Sauvignon Blanc was even considered the fastest-growing type of wine in the U.S. last summer, as reported by Forbes. Its popularity continues to grow thanks to its versatility and universal appeal.


Rosés have become extremely popular the last few years, especially as a summer drink. Its pinkish hue and light taste scream summer. Rosé is also a crowd pleaser, as they have a middle of the road flavor profile and can appeal  to both red and white wine drinkers. And we can’t forget about the new frosé trend, which is frozen rosé. You will also find lots of recipes online for rosé lemonade.

At JJ’s Wine Bar in historic downtown Franklin, you can try all these types of wine (and so much more)! We offer 28 different types of wine by the glass, dispensed in your choice of sizes – a taste (1 oz), a half-serving (5 oz), or full-serving (8 oz), using a smart-card received from your server.

For those who prefer to bypass the wine-dispensing machines, we offer many wines by the glass. from our menu.  Or perhaps you would prefer to order a bottle from our extensive bottle list; we have many options!

Visit JJ’s Wine Bar at 206 E Main St in downtown Franklin. Come by or call us at 615-942-5033. JJ’s is open 4pm – 10pm Tuesday through Thursday and 4pm – 11pm on Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday.