“The idea behind porch wines (behind most wine, in fact) is to enjoy yourself, and not to impress someone,” according to Jeff Siegel, who blogs as the Wine Curmudgeon.
He describes porch wines as “lighter wines, red and white, that can be served cool, or even colder, and offer relief from the heat. The idea with a porch wine is to drink something that won’t make the sweat bead on your forehead.”
Here is a far-from-comprehensive survey of some other thoughts on porch wine.
- B.C.’s Backyard Vineyards offers a port style fortified wine, NV Porch, “Best consumed watching the sunset from your backyard porch.”
- Napa’s Hendry Winery offers a Screen Porch White. That sounds like it’s getting a little fancy.
- The Fiesta Winery in Texas has its “Back Porch Sittin’.”
- Sutter Home offers a Back Porch Martini made with white Zinfandel and watermelon juice. (Sounds appalling to me, but then I’m more of a gin Martini man.)
And for a lovely, whimsical,
artistic treatment, check out
“Front Porch with Wine
During Minor Disagreement.”