The Grapevine 43
Written by Matt Parkinson under Wine 16th Jun 2016
TagsAustria - Barbecue - Beaujolais - Biodynamic - Bordeaux - Clare Valley - English fizz - France - Gavi - Gin - Italy - Magnum - Organic - Prosecco - Provence - Rhone - Rose - Sicily - Spain - summer - The Grapevine - USA
our selection of wines for summer is every bit as consistent as the over-optimistic long range weather forecasts!
Well, here we are, the great British summer. Yes, it might be a touch chilly and overcast as I type this but, as always, I hear reports of the hottest July since 1976. As it’s mid-June now I’d say we’ve got about six weeks until that turns to an Indian summer instead. Thankfully our selection of wines for summer is every bit as consistent as the over-optimistic long range weather forecasts! Regardless of what the next few months bring we’ve got some brilliant wines to choose from including some party friendly magnums from Colombo on page 11, a pair of ridiculously good value Sicilians on page 14 and a ground breaking Gamay on page 19. Here’s to picnic blankets, sweet peas, potato salad, barbecues and the occasional ray of sun. Cheers from all at Hennings!