The premise is simple: Hot days inspire cool wines. Right? Perhaps there's more to wine and the raving dog days of Summer...
Things to remember when reaching for the right wine on a warm day:
Lower alcohol is better -not only because you're less likely to perspire but while the bottle comes up in temperature it will not register as "hot" on the prickly nose or unalanced palate.
Go for milder tannins and lighter bodied wines as they too show better in the blistering temperatures of a mighty heat wave. Look to Easy-drinking, lively reds
Chillable though not always necessary might seem paramount -but this should not limit you to whites! There are plenty of lighter reds that befit the day when the sun shines brightly. Once again, keep an eye out for Easy-drinking, lively reds
Consider wines from coastal climates when faced with tropical weather -or else those you'd pair with seafood : Muscadet, Albarino, Txakolina, the Sauvignon Blancs from the River Loire...
When all else fails try that which sparkles! Be it Champagne, domestic bubbly, Prosecco, or any sparkling wine for that matter, chill in down, chillax, keep calm and carry on... AND DRINK UP!