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Nothing Says Summer Like a Picnic with Wine

Nothing says summer like a good, old-fashioned picnic! Fill your basket with homemade goodies that'll taste extra good on a blanket thrown over the grass — and, of course, don't forget the wine! Here are a few recipes that should provide some picnicking inspiration.

The Best Deviled Eggs
Everyone has their own variation for deviled eggs, a recipe that's passed down through generations. This recipe is no different — but it contains an ingredient that most would not associate with the classic picnic side: cottage cheese. Trust us: These are the fluffiest and best deviled eggs you'll have ever tasted, and paired with the 2017 Au Hāro New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, they're simply sublime.

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are one of those versatile dishes that you can bring along on a picnic and eat as a meal or an appetizer — it all just depends on the size you make the cakes. Smaller ones are great for popping in your mouth as you sip your 2016 Remarquable Languedoc-la-clape Rosé on a blanket, while larger crab cakes can be sandwiched between a potato roll and enjoyed on their own. Our recipe adds a dash of Old Bay for a taste of the East Coast.

Summer Zucchini Salad
For those with gardens, this is the time of year when you're trying to figure out what to do with your excess of zucchini. This layered salad is the answer, great for picnicking or bringing to your next cookout. It's easy to make, full of flavor and will have everyone asking for the recipe, especially if you complement it with a glass of 2017 Die Argitek South Africa Chenin Blanc!