The Best Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

As summer quickly draws closer and we all start preparing to say goodbye to a year filled with many obstacles, there is no better way to celebrate than drinks with friends and family. During the winter, there’s nothing better than ending the night under a blanket with a glass of red wine to keep you warm. Although these wines are delicious, there’s no denying they can be quite heavy and rich during the summer heat.

We’ve created a list of the best drinks for the summer for you to share with friends at a picnic in the park, family over zoom calls and at socially distanced events.


White Wines

White wines are the perfect beverage for the summer heat, with a variety of different types and flavours available to satisfy all preferences. Whether it’s a fruity Chardonnay, a sweeter Riesling or a dry, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris, whichever white you favour will leave you feeling bright and refreshed. Our recommendations include:



There is no better way to end a hot summer’s day than with a glass of rosé watching the sunset. Rosé, made from red wine grapes, can be both sweet or dry. Their fruity and citrusy aromas make them the perfect drink for summer. Popular among new wine drinkers due to its light-bodied profile, these are our top Rosé picks for summer:



Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Champagne and sparkling wines are good all year round, but they definitely thrive in the summertime. Their acidity makes them incredibly refreshing and bubbly, and they go perfectly with the lighter meals you eat during the summer. There is a multitude of sparkling wines grown here in Australia, and when mixed with Champagne and other Sparkling imported from around the globe, it can be overwhelming to find a good summer beverage. However, we are confident you’ll enjoy one of the following:



Whether you choose white wine, Rosé, Champagne or sparkling, your summertime is guaranteed to be bubbly, refreshing and rejuvenating. Now that you have the list of perfect drinks, it’s crucial that you have the perfect storage to make sure they are kept well. There is no better wine storage than Grand Cru’s wine fridges that have a variety of styles and designs to suit every aesthetic. They also come with a 5-year warranty, so purchase one now to ensure you’re prepared for your summertime drinking.