A sommelier picks his favorite 9 summer wines under $25


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    Summer isn’t just for rosé.

    To get an idea of which other bottles you’ll want for the table, boat, or beach, we asked Jörn Kleinhans, owner of the The Sommelier Company, for his current summer favorites.

    Keep scrolling for Kleinhans’ picks — all under $ 25.

    1. Cremant from Limoux, Southern France

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    Try: NV Domaine J Laurens Brut Rose, Cremant de Limoux, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, $ 20 

    “The greatest sparkling wines in the world are certainly from Champagne, but they are usually not great bargains,” Kleinhans told Business Insider. 

    “There are a few little-known regions in France that make great sparkling wine under $ 25, with nearly the same quality as the great Champagnes. Make sure you always have enough sparkling wines from Limoux in the house — nothing is more refreshing on a summer morning.”

    2. Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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    Try: 2014 Sineann Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon, $ 20

    “Oregon has given the classic French grape Pinot Gris a great new world spin that shows its floral notes beautifully on warmer days,” said Kleinhans.

    3. Dry Riesling from Mosel, Germany

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    Try: 2014 Weingut Rebenhof Riesling Trocken “Von Wurzelechten Reben” Mosel, Germany, $ 19

    “Not all Rieslings are sweet,” said Kleinhans. “Dry Riesling is the great secret of Germany, and these acidic and lively wines can be very aromatic.”

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