We’re officially into the most-anticipated season of the year: summer. And what could be better than family vacations, meat on the braai, sea, sun, and lazy nights under the stars? One thing is missing from the list though ...warm weather certainly calls for cool white wines to 'fight' the heat of summer. Scorching temperatures may make you think of abandoning wine to sip frosty beer or frozen margaritas, but vino can definitely be part of the picture - if you let the same water-slide- and roller-coaster-riding sense of adventure guide you when you buy. The key themes for summer wines are light-bodied, high-acid, lower-alcohol, and refrigerator-cold. It should be crisp, fruity, and refreshing. So, if you’re ready to go beyond Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, you would be delighted with a Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, or white blend like the new Rosendal Hvit 2014. Enjoy your summer-white with light salads, fruity dishes, seafood, and other 'white meat'. Wishing you a fantastic festive season and enjoy every cool sip of white in your glass!