20 Wine Ideas for Celebrating the End of Summer

updated Dec 17, 2019
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Today is the last day of August, and although there are still 21 days of summer left, we know they’re going to fly by. School will start back up again (or has already), the days will get cooler, and soon we’ll be preparing for the holidays. Yeah, they’re coming. Ready or not.

So we’re making the most of the season by raising a glass of wine whenever possible. But what to drink?

This is an important question, so we turned to Minibar, a beverage delivery service that’s quickly taking over the world (or at least the drinking world). We asked the New York-based company, which provides on-demand booze to thirsty customers in 26 cities, to share their top 20 wines of 2016.

Minibar’s Bestselling Wines of 2016

Not surprisingly, rosé featured heavily on the list — as did bubbles from France, Italy, and Spain. New-world wines featured more prominently than old-world and, as far as varietals go, Pinot Noir made a strong showing.

Here’s the full list.

  1. Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, $14 at
  2. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, $48 at Minibar
  3. Alamos Malbec, $10 at Minibar (and also in-store at Target!)
  4. Whispering Angel Rosé, $18 at Marketview Liquor
  5. The Pinot Project Pinot Noir, $12 at 67 Wine
  6. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, $14 at Total Wine
  7. La Marca Prosecco, $13 at BevMo
  8. Apothic Red, $9 at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits
  9. Cavit Pinot Grigio, $8 at Empire Wine
  10. Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut, $11 at Shop Wine Direct
  11. VRAC Rosé, $30 at Sip Fine Wine
  12. Cristalino Cava Brut, $9 at Vinesse
  13. Chandon Brut, $19 at Fine Wine House
  14. Bogle Chardonnay, $7 at Gary’s Wine and Marketplace
  15. Mark West Pinot Noir, $11 at Wine Legacy
  16. Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc, $10 at
  17. Miraval Rosé, $18 at Wine Library
  18. Underwood Pinot Noir, $8 at Chelsea Wine Vault
  19. Riff Pinot Grigio, $15 at Mash & Grape
  20. A to Z Pinot Noir, $15 at Total Wine

Are any of your favorites featured here?