It is a hot and humid 80 degrees and sunny here in New York City today which, depending where you're hanging, translates to borderline uncomfortable meets unbearable conditions. A quick fix? First, pour yourself a cold glass of this 2008 Aresti Gewurztraminer from Chile ($9.99 at Chelsea Wine Vault). After you get over the pronunciation hump*, it's all smooth sailing on a catamaran in the Caribbean from there. Relish in the pineapple and white flowers that will be wafting from the glass and then take it for a swirl: peach and tangerine to the rescue with lime zest and spice cutting in on the finish. Take another sip and feel free to gently press the chilled bottle to the back of your neck. Exhale.
Second, install the dang AC. It's time.
*Avoid the whole pronunciation issue by simply showing the guy/gal at the wine store the word "Gewurztraminer" on your phone and/or a post-it. Done. And no harm done to the ole ego.