While Europe has been sweltering in a mighty heatwave, us poor folk in Blighty have been battered and splattered by the wind and rain this Summer season. But with the news that thermometers are set to rise to more balmy temperatures rather than just barmy, we thought it was finally time to signal the start of summer proper with our latest drinks guide.
We’ve pulled together a tailored selection of adult beverages so you can easily select the perfect libation for every situation. Whether indulging in a beer fuelled barbie, or partaking in a civilised rum in the sun, we have you covered. Starting with a trifecta of the aforementioned fastest growing spirit on the market, here’s our roundup of the best summer booze 2023. Bottoms up!
Gaia Red Blend 2019 | 75cl | 14.5% ABV | RRP £17.95
We’ve previously extolled the virtues of The Bousquet family’s premier organic winery in Argentina. They simply make superb reds. Their Gaia red blend is no exception and it has the awards to prove it. Made from 50% Malbec, 45% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon organic grapes, this one is very full-bodied and rich, yet incredible smooth. Also helped by the process of spending 8-10 months in second use French oak. Perfect for an after dinner drink watching the sun go down.
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