Summer is Coming: The Best Wines for Summer Evenings

Jun 09, 15 Summer is Coming: The Best Wines for Summer Evenings

We’ve had a heatwave (sort of ) and so it’s official. Summer is on the way! This means long evenings out in the garden and barbecues. It also means a whole different load of wine to drink. Yes, even more different than the spring wines. After all, nobody really wants to sit inside nursing a bottle of red when the sun is out to play. To celebrate the imminent summer, here are the best wines for those warm evenings.

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Chateau Sainte Marguerite Organic Rose

There’s something so refreshing about rose wine on a summer evening. Try to avoid the dark and rich looking wines, these are reserved for chilly, winter nights. Instead, opt for a rose that is pale in colour. The Chateau Sainte Marguerite sums up all that is right with the world of summer wine. It’s crisp and refreshing, a bit like taking a bite into a strawberry. This French wine is a must-have for dinners on the patio.

Hunter Valley Chardonnay

Looking for a dry white to accompany your fishy supper? This is the perfect wine to serve with prawn, salmon, lobster… Or even fish and chips if you fancy. The Hunter Valley is a prime example of Australian Chardonnay, which has become very up and coming in the wine world. It has all of the oakey undertones you would expect from a good Chardonnay too.

Aglianico 2012

For those who refuse to put down their red, even when the sun is shining, this is the wine for you. After all, who can say no to a dark and fruity Italian wine? Although this may have an everyday price tag on it, you’ll find it tastes quite out of the ordinary. Serve this with some real Italian favourites – anything with tomato and basil in it, basically. It will go down a treat.

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Mount Bluff Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc NV

Everyone has to have a bit of fizz in their life! Plus, summer is the perfect excuse to pop open a bottle. This Mount Bluff sparkling white is a taste sensation, that will make you feel as though all of your sunny days have come at once. It’s not 100% Sauvignon, as there are hints of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in there too. This gives the bottle more flavour than your average sparkling wine.

Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling 2011

A sure summer staple is this Riseling by Tim Adams. They’re a company known for making some of the best wines available in supermarkets, so keep an eye out for their name. This is one of the best Tim Adams’ wines out there, which is saying something. An Australian Riesling which will have you wanting more. It’s summer, you can get away with a whole bottle.

Saintsbury Pinot Noir 2009

Lastly, I had to add in one more red for good measure. This is not the kind of red you’d drink on a cold, winter evening under the blanket. This Californian Pinot Noir is the type you serve up with a barbecued steak. No exceptions!

Just a few of the best wines for this summer, all in one place. Which ones will you be serving up at your next barbecue? And which ones will you be keeping all to yourself?!

 

 

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