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5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Summer Wine



Summertime means lots of outdoor fun, so why not enjoy a glass of wine while doing something fun? Summer wines are lighter in body and lower in alcohol content than other wines, making them perfect for sipping on the patio or at the beach.

Find out what makes a good summer wine!


#1 - Choose a Light-bodied Red or White.


If you’re looking for a light-bodied red or white wine to sip on during the warm weather, try one with less alcohol. A light-bodied wine has less than 12% ABV (alcohol by volume), whereas a full-bodied wine has more than 14%. This will make it easier to drink without getting too tipsy.


Tip #2 - Avoid Sweet Wines.


You should also avoid sweet wines, as they are high in sugar. Instead, opt for dry wines like Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines are usually low in sugar and high in acidity, making them perfect for sipping on hot days.


Tip #3 - Look for Fruit Flavors.


If you’re looking for something fruity, try a white wine with raspberries or strawberries. Or, go for red wine with red and black fruits. For example, if you want to drink a light red wine, look for one with a hint of red fruit (such as cherry and strawberry) and a hint of dark fruit (such as blackberry and plums).



Hint: Try a Pinotage like the Indwe Pinotage 2020 (less than $20/bottle) from South Africa. This is a perfect wine to chill for an hour and goes well with grilled meats and vegetables. (Check it out here)


Tip #4 - Try Something Sparkling.


You might think that sparkling wines are only for special occasions, but they make perfect summer drinks too. They’re light and refreshing, so they’ll help you beat the heat. Choose Something Light. If you’re looking for something light and easy to drink, go for white wine. It has a lower alcohol content than red wine, making it easier to handle when you’re feeling hot.


Tip #5 - Choose Something Light.


If you’re looking for something light and easy to drink, then go for white wine. It has a lower alcohol content than red wine, making it easier to handle when you’re feeling hot.


Pro-Tip


Serve chilled. If you've got a nice corked bottle of wine sitting in your cupboard, go ahead and open it up!

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