unconventional pairings

Wines (+ Accessories!) for Spring & Summer

It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a glass of wine… it’s (ALMOST) summertime. And nothing says *summer* like crisp, chilled white wines and rosés perfect for sipping poolside or on the patio. 

In honor of sunny days and alfresco sipping ahead, we’ve compiled our list of favorite products to take wines on-the-go; our must-have list for toting wines to the beach, picnics in the park, or over to a friend’s pool.  

  • The Essentials: GoVino Glasses come in a variety of shapes and sizes for sparkling wine, whites, red wines and more. The flexible, shatterproof, BPA-free wine glasses are a must-have all year round, but especially for outdoor sipping in these warmer months. 
  • Feelin’ Fancy? We’ll never say no to a Corkcicle Stemless cup. Stainless steel and insulated, these keep your chilled glass of wine cool for hours— looking great along the way with gorgeous designs. (Pro tip: the Corkcicle Classic Stemless in Rose Quartz is the perfect match for the Olema Provence Rosé).   
  • For the Mountaineers: A Yeti Rambler with Yeti’s signature lid is made for what we’ve coined a “wine hike,” AKA a leisurely walk without *too* much elevation gain but beautiful views along the way— an ideal outdoor activity for sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling wine. 
  • For the Beach Party or Family Picnic: fill up the Corkcicle Bucket Cooler Bag with 3-4 bottles of wine, add cold packs or ice, and be on your merry way. We’re particular fans of the backpack straps that make carrying the cooler bag as ergonomic as a twist-off wine enclosure (we’re looking at you, Olema Sauv Blanc). 
  • For the Whole Package – a foldable wine picnic table with space for a bottle and four wine glasses solves the problem of where to set your wine + cheese board… though if you choose to wedge your bottle and wine glass in the sand at the beach along with your toes, there’s no judgment here. 
  • Set the Stage: A few of our favorite picnic blankets include this Oniva blanket tote, LL Bean’s Sunbuster, or Pendleton’s Roll-Up Blanket. They’ll provide the perfect layer of comfort atop the grass at the park or sand at the shore.   

Summer Sips

Don’t forget the wine! We’ve put together an Olema Wines of Summer Six-Pack with our favorite spring and summer wines, INCLUDING ice packs and 2-Day Shipping to avoid the stress of warm-weather shipping. 

Olema Wines for Summer Six-Pack

Your Wine + Rom Com Pairing Guide

We’ve gathered up our list of favorite iconic rom-coms and femme fatale performances— and found the perfect Olema wine pairing for each. So pull up your favorite streaming site and pour yourself a glass! 

“Please, bore someone else with your questions.”
The Devil Wears Prada + Pinot Noir

Complex. Chic. High-fashion: all ways to describe the iconic supervillain Miranda Priestly… and the Olema Pinot Noir. Plus, we can all agree that Pinot Noir has to be what’s in Miranda’s glass at the end of a long day: the light-bodied and ultra-layered grape variety is easily the Prada of the wine world.   


“On Wednesdays we wear pink.”
Mean Girls + Rosé 

Get in, losers – we’re drinking rosé. On the outside, it may look simple: an appealing glass of pale pink wine; a perfectly put-together early-2000s outfit and plastic tiara.  But beneath the surface, the Plastics are a lot more complex, like a thoughtfully crafted Olema Côte de Provence Rosé, with just the right balance of vibrancy and fruit-forwardness. 


“I’ll have what she’s having.”
When Harry Met Sally + Cabernet Sauvignon

The King of Grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon) is the perfect match for the Queens of Rom Coms: Nora Ephron and Meg Ryan (with honorable mention to Carrie Fisher in her iconic best friend role). Bold and powerful, yet not without suave sultriness and effortless grace. 


“Frost yourself.”
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
+ Crémant de Loire Sparkling Brut

Manipulative mind-games aside, a glass of bubbly is the perfect match for those days when you just want to throw on a yellow floor-length evening gown and belt out “You’re So Vain.” Effervescent and as dazzling as a gazillion-karat diamond necklace, the Olema Sparkling Brut makes every day a celebration – even those 10 days when you’re trying to further your career while intentionally sabotoging a relationship. 


“As if!” – Chardonnay + Clueless 

Chardonnay is the Cher Horowitz of white wines: approachable and fruit-forward with just the right amount of zippy acidity— something you can’t help but love (even if their reputations do get scrutinized on occasion). 


Image source: IMDB