It's the fizzy, sparkling reds that really work with summer food. Regrettably, they're often underestimated and overlooked. Here are four you should try:

  • Sparkling Shiraz: Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV (about $17)

  • Lambrusco: Pederzana Lambrusco Grasparossa 2005 (about $17)

  • Brachetto: Coppo Brachetto d' Acqui 2006 (about $19)

  • California Cuvée: Mumm Napa Cuvee R NV (about $30)

Joshua Wesson
Once a hugely respected sommelier who reveled in the extravagance of princely pours, Josh now sips from the cups of carpenters in his quest for deliciousness.