If your summer has been characterized by hoppy IPAs, wheaty hefeweizens, and crisp pilsners, you're on the right track, but you're missing out on a whole different world of warm-weather tipples – namely wine. Indeed, the right wine can not only be as refreshing as a cold craft beer, but also more interesting, complex, and well suited to summertime outings. At $15 a bottle or less, these six wines are perfect for get-togethers, cookouts, picnics, campouts, beach parties, and anywhere else the warm weather takes you and your closest friends.
Rib Shack Red
This South African blend of 70% pinotage and 30% shiraz is in top form at tailgates and other outdoor events where the meat smoker is out and running at full force. Indeed, the wine's big flavors of dark fruit, cherry, tobacco, and its smoky finish pair incredibly well with barbecue and hearty cuts of beef. [$11, wine-searcher.com]