What are we drinking this summer?
The Great British Summer is a time for BBQs, picnics and al fresco drinking – even if it’s under a canopy to escape the rain…
So what are the perfect summer wines to quench our thirst in the coming months? We asked around Bibendum to find out what staff will be drinking this summer.
Hattie Liddle - Events
"During the summer BBQ season I’ll be drinking Cavicchioli Lambrusco Secco NV. The red fruit flavours and acidic bite work perfectly with barbecued meats and its lower ABV makes it the perfect daytime-drinking wine."
Alex Kostopoulos - Buying
"This summer I will be drinking the Stellenrust 52 barrel fermented Chenin Blanc. This is a bombshell of a wine - rich, buttery, tropical goodness. Perfect for dinner parties serving my famous (infamous?) orange infused duck confit."
Lisa McBain - Supplier Management
"This summer I’ll be drinking The Old Vine Pale #63 from Derek Mossman, the man who made Carignan the Harley Davidson of Chilean wine.
As a fan of Gamay and lighter bodied wines, this is a really charming wine, full of bright crisp red-fruits and, like an English summer it's ‘Refreshingly Chile’."
Sophia Godyn - Marketing
Prophet’s Rock Dry Riesling
“Riesling is a favourite grape of mine and I will be drinking lots of lovely examples of it this summer; Prophet’s Rock Dry Riesling has everything you could possibly want from a summer wine: beautiful aromas of citrus and blossom, complemented by an elegant body and a refreshing acidity. Perfectly paired with shellfish, grilled white fish or just on its own as an apéritif.”
Orlando Harrington - Customer Care
"This summer I plan on spending a lot of time in the sunshine enjoying the type of rosé I used to enjoy during the ten years I lived in Provence. Chateau d’Astros Rosé is perfect for this; light, crisp and very easy drinking. It goes wonderfully with barbecued prawns or grilled halloumi. Luckily I already have a few bottles tucked away for the weekend."
Paddy McCarthy - Commercial Finance
"This summer I’ll be drinking St Nicolas de Bourgueil Domaine de la Cotelleraie, with the prospect (if not the actuality) of hotter weather I always look for a lighter style of red, this one is full of bright red fruit, a touch of oak and a hint of leafiness which just makes it more refreshing. Can also be chilled down a bit too on those rare hot days!"