Top 50 wines for summer
Our summer drinking guide is big on the wine styles that suit a hot climate. Cold is good and hot means not your hearty roasts and heavy French sauces but barbecues and grilled foods. In this spirit, the recommended wines are lighter weighted white wines: dry rather than sweet and unwooded rather than oaky; refreshing and gulpable, not heavy. That means drier-style roses and a few light-bodied reds, such as gamay and lighter, less tannic Pinot Noir. And, of course, sparkling wines, writes Huon Hooke in The Sydney Morning Herald.