Now that we’re in the second week of May, the sunshine is coming out of hibernation and we’re entering “patio season” when the warmer temperatures beg for refreshingly cool wines. The longer days mean I can come home, sit on the patio and relax while enjoying a glass (or two, let’s be honest) of one of my favorite summer whites – sauvignon blanc – as I unwind from the day and catch up with some of my favorite people. These days, I just want to stock up on all the the light, refreshing wines that I can get my hands on! I call them “patio wines” because these are the wines that make patio-sipping so enjoyable and usually bring about great memories. Very soon, we’ll be releasing our own 2010 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc which will likely become the summer wine for my house in 2011. If you’re curious to taste it, we’ll be pouring it for a patio party of our own on June 25th. So tell me, what’s the beverage that you stock up on so you can enjoy it all summer long?