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The French word "pique-nique" was used as far back as the 1600s, and the tradition of lounging on a blanket while enjoying food and wine has been synonymous with bon vivant ever since. Follow these tips to ensure your next outdoor feast is picnic perfect!

Our Avant-Garde Rosé of Pinot Noir is picnic ready with crisp, juicy flavors of ripe watermelon, wild strawberry, and tangerine.

Toes in the grass, rosé in your glass!

1) In addition to a sturdy blanket that will be easy to launder, bring a few throw pillows to make seating extra comfortable.

2) Transport your food in Mason jars. Your salads, charcuterie, and spreads will be easy to pack and won't spill if you use these universal, recyclable containers. Looking for a menu inspiration? Try our Summer Fruits Spinach Salad!

3) To help keep ants and mosquitos away naturally, scatter fresh orange and lemon rinds on your blanket. You can also squeeze the rinds to release the oils and rub them on your skin to stay bite free.

4) Make your cooler ice extra cold by creating salted ice packs. Fill gallon Ziploc bags three-quarters full with ice and add a handful of kosher salt. Seal the bag and shake it well. The salt will bring the temperature of the ice to below 32 degrees which will keep your wine colder longer.

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