Rarely do I prefer white wine to red. Sometimes with fish, but not always. When the temperature climbs too high, a cold, dry white can refresh. And, if there is no red in the house, I'm happy to drink a glass of white.
With heat advisories being issued almost everyday where I live, I'm craving a chilled glass of white more than a room temperature red. A friend recently showed me a new way to drink white wine that makes it a perfect afternoon refresher--white wine infused with peaches.
The recipe couldn't be simpler. Pour a bottle of white wine into a pitcher, drop in a sliced peach, and let sit for a few minutes. No sugar or mixers. No shaking or stirring. Serve each glass with a peach slice. The peach adds a delicate flavor and just a hint of sugar.
My friend's Italian-American family served this drink frequently. On a recent a trip to the Amalfi Coast, she noticed that the locals were drinking their wine this way as well. It looks like the recipe can be traced all the way back to Italy.