Summer Essentials for Wine Lovers

On my list of general dislikes, summer ranks pretty high. I hate sunburns, sand, sweat, bug bites, and white clothes. (Team #allblackeverything year round over here.) So when the weather heats up I have to amuse myself and fight off my atypical seasonal depression somehow. Enter ice cream, day-drinking, beach umbrellas, and chilled wines of all varieties.

Not a shade hound like me? That's ok, these summer essentials will still keep the wine cold and the fun hot! Believe me: I know how to make summer ("even") better.
Related: Best Wines for Your BBQ

Meg & Merlot's Summer Essentials