The month of May is flying by and the temperatures are rising. Now’s the time people no doubt feel more like getting together with family, taking in the sun on these first days of warm weather… And of course having a nice meal with a nice cool wine. Take note because today we’re going to give you a few tips for getting the most out of such a moment!
Choose the right wine to match light dishes
Creamy soups, cured meats, grilled fish, salads… In spring, and especially in summer, people tend to eat lighter dishes which often even include cold ingredients. They even feel more like drinking refreshing wines. We recommend matching those simple summery recipes with white or rosé wines that combine perfectly with these kinds of dishes. If you drink a red wine, it’s important to serve it at the right temperature.
Always remember the temperature of the wine
Yes, as we were saying, it’s very important to serve wine at the correct temperature. White, rosé and bubbly wines must be kept at low temperatures so we recommend keeping an ice bucket nearby to keep it just right.
Choose a wine that’s a bit acidic
The acidity of the wine will give you a refreshing feeling so one aspect to keep in mind when choosing a wine is the degree of acidity. In fact, the fresh flavour along with the acidity and the red berry finish in the mouth are precisely what the body wants when it’s hot.
Always think about the alcohol volume
You should choose wines on hot days that don’t have too much alcohol or you could get dehydrated. And having two glasses of water for every glass of wine you drink is highly recommended if you want to avoid such a situation.