If you always put away the red wine the minute summer hits in favour of a crisper cooler white, then it could be time for a rethink. While many of us believe Vin Rouge to be a traditional winter tipple, there are plenty of lighter refreshing summer red varieties that can be enjoyed throughout the warmer months.
But there are some key things to consider when it comes to drinking red wine in the summer. From identifying which reds to go for and which ones to avoid, to knowing what temperature to serve them at, it’s not all just about popping the cork and sipping away. For example the distinguishing factor that makes them a summer wine is that they can be served chilled – but just how long should you cool them down before opening them?
And for those of you looking forward to summer cuisine, alfresco dining and plenty of barbequing, there are plenty of intriguing red wine food matches that you may never have thought about before.
So for a red wine summer master class, log on to our Web TV show where Paul Milton, Senior Winemaker for Lindeman’s will give you his top tips on how to enjoy your favourite reds this summer.
Paul Milton joins us live online at www.studiotalk.tv on Tuesday 24th May at 5pm to discuss red wine in summertime.
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