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.