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The wine buff: Nadia El Ferdaoussi on the surprising allure of a nicely chilled red

Wine lover and travel expert Nadia El Ferdaoussi shares her secret for perfect summer sipping: a refreshing glass of slightly chilled red

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Nadia El Ferdaoussi

Rosé is undoubtedly having its moment, and white wine and bubbles will always be associated with warmer weather, but what about reds? Should we disregard them all summer long?

I couldn't help but nod along with @jomcnally's comic musings on Twitter: "Nothing more disturbing than watching someone drink red wine in the sun. It's as confusing as if I had to watch someone floating around on a lilo, drinking a can of soup through a straw."

Cosy nights by the fire, sure. A big bottle in a steak restaurant, absolutely. But although reds aren't top of most wine drinkers' minds at this time of year, there are some that should be savoured chilled.