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Beat the Heat with 4 Lighter Wine Varieties

Updated: Aug 30, 2022

 Lighter Wine Varieties

Imagine—a mighty bonfire, a hearty meal, a gathering of your favorite people and a glass of red wine. Well, that sounds like a real treat, doesn’t it? Some people think a red wine is meant for winters, but let us tell you that there are many red wine varieties that can totally beat the heat.

These varieties are supposed to be lighter but we’re not too concerned. After all, it’s wine; every sip is bound to have some punch! The term ‘lighter’ here describes the texture of the drink and not the flavor.

An ideal summer wine shouldn’t feel too heavy in the mouth—it should have a refreshing yet exciting taste that can beat the heat and feel exciting! Here are 4 summer-friendly varieties of wine you must try this year:


Grilled fish, roasted shrimps and pink wine—sounds just perfect, doesn’t it? The pink wine has been taking over the summer season; especially with the seafood. Rosé is now available with drier textures and a hint of complexity. A chilled glass of Rosé is also an absolute treat in the summers!

Sparkling Shiraz

While the Sparkling Shiraz is known for being a classic Australian Christmas drink, it would be unfair to limit this divine wine to a single festival. Give this red a shot beyond the festivities and enjoy the chilled drink anytime the summer heat seems to be getting to you. Wine experts state that Sparkling Shiraz is moderated by the temperature at which it’s served and the bubbles in it.


The blazing sun in this hot weather demands that we drink something light and refreshing to keep our energy levels up. Well, a Grenache is just the kind of wine you’re looking for. It’s beautifully light with a surprising amount of flavor that would be a total pleasure for your taste buds. Pair the delightful drink with seafood or some veggies and enjoy the incredible combination!

 Lighter Wine Varieties


What kind of drinks do you enjoy in summers? Probably something fresh and fruity; something that revitalizes you with a punch of taste and refreshing texture. Well, if you agree then we’ve got just the wine for you—Gamay! Often known as a picnic wine, Gamay is just the kind of rare deliciousness that you need when the heat seems to take new heights.

At Artisan Excursion, we promise to give the best wine tours in Solvang that you could ever expect. Our tour guides are well-versed in their wine-game and will definitely make this wine tasting a memorable experience full of depths of flavor and divine delicacies! Book your tour with us today!

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