Feeling like you woke up to find half the year gone? Memorial Day is right around the corner, folks, and that means one thing: summer grilling. The time-honored tradition of hosting a barbecue on this most beloved of three-day weekends is an essential preamble to America’s favorite season. A rite of passage, if you will.

Who cares if the calendar says summer doesn’t start till June 21? There’s enough humidity, enough baseball and enough Bandit Pinot Grigio to push the season’s starting line up to late May. Who’s gonna stop us? We’ve already fired up the grill. Just go with it.

When you gather friends in your own backyard, keep it simple so you can actually have fun at your own party. Think burgers, hot dogs, chicken and good ol’ corn on the cob. Want to turn it up a notch? Infuse a little Bandit Merlot into your homemade BBQ sauce. Hoping to keep the festivities going after the sun finally sets? Roast marshmallows over an open fire, and use Tiki torches to light the way to your Bandit re-fill station. Nothing says “summer barbecue” like our ultra-convenient, outdoor-ready boxed wine.

Summer is a state of mind. Kick it off right with Bandit.

The Bandit Crew