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You can enjoy a glass of red wine when it's hot, just put it in the fridge first

Prima (UK) logo Prima (UK) 11/07/2019 Natalie Cornish
a hand holding a glass of wine: Lighter varieties of red wine, such as Pinot Noir, actually taste better when chilled according to wine connoisseurs. © LightFieldStudios - Getty Images Lighter varieties of red wine, such as Pinot Noir, actually taste better when chilled according to wine connoisseurs.

Thought summer was all about chilled rose or a cold glass of Prosecco? Well, think again because experts say some varieties of red wine actually taste better when they're kept in the fridge.

Leading British etiquette authority Philip Sykes says "many people think that chilling red wine is a faux pas but this is definitely not the case".

He explains many Brits are missing out on one of the season's great treats by thinking red wine is reserved for the colder autumn and winter months.

a store filled with lots of different types of donuts on display: Rose is the most popular British wine in the summer months © myella - Getty Images Rose is the most popular British wine in the summer months

"Lighter reds such as a Pinot Noir you would usually chill to between 10 and 15 degrees," he says. "In Mediterranean countries, it has long been customary to drink the lighter reds slightly chilled and we in the UK are moving in the same direction. On a balmy summer’s day there is nothing better than placing a bottle of Pinot Noir in the fridge and enjoying a nice chilled glass of red wine. It’s not only perfectly acceptable but will also bring out the flavours beautifully."

His comments come after research by Cono Sur Bicicleta vineyards and winery found that only 8% of us drink red when the sun is shining.

That's why they're now selling their Pinot Noir (the UK's number one) in a clever bottle that changes colour when it reaches the perfect temperature in the fridge.

Any excuse!

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