Thursday, 5 June 2014

Wines to Welcome in Summer

No matter how the weather turns out this summer, we’ve got the wines for you.

For those warm, sunny days when only crisp, zesty whites will do, we have a fine selection of classics. From the rolling French hills we have Chablis and Pouilly-Fumé, two of the most iconic wine styles in the world. From Italy there's Gavi, the crisp and juicy favourite that's perfect with seafood. It wouldn't be a summer selection if we managed to leave out New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with this one being particularly special, and it's from one of the best vintages ever! To round these off, I had to include one of my personal favourites: white Burgundy. This is no ordinary wine either, coming from winemaking legends at Potel-Aviron.

For barbecuing come rain or shine, try Italy’s rich, ripe and juicy Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, made by Dario Bove. We've also got one of our absolute bestsellers, the Château Picheron, and a ten-year-old Spanish Reserva, both for only £6.99 per bottle. All of these are designed to go with anything you throw on the barbecue this month from steak, to salmon, even a char-grilled vegetable kebab.

Be sure to pick up a case of rosé as each of the wines is guaranteed to put you in the mood for summer whatever the weather. There’s also a great selection to choose from this month including a tiny parcel of artisan-made Sancerre rosé  and a superb value Côtes du Rhône rosé.

Finally, take time to read an exclusive interview with Sebastian De Martino, who explains why there’s a lot more to Chile than you might expect. We also have a special feature on organic, biodynamic, and fairtrade wines that is well worth a read.

Mimi Avery

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