One more year summer arrives, a wonderful season full of possibilities, but with a great handicap for wine lovers: the heat. If you love this drink and your summer days get better with a good glass, this article is for you.

We tell you the 9 essential tricks to be able to choose and preserve wine, making sure that it maintains all its properties in summer. You will not have to give up the pleasure of enjoying all its flavor!

1. drink the wine at a lower temperature than recommended

The body is wise and in times of heat it asks us for fresh food and very cold drinks. Drinking it at room temperature in summer, and more so in Spain, is a big mistake. When removing it, it is advisable to use ice buckets with fresh water or ice to prevent the wine from heating up. Our first piece of advice is to inform yourself well and respect the serving temperature of each wine. You will enjoy it to the fullest!

2. Avoid sun exposure

It is important that the wine does not receive direct sunlight. The sun is a danger for its conservation since it accelerates chemical reactions that are not beneficial for it and prevent it from being kept in its optimal state. Although we use a container or ice bucket to prevent the wine from heating up, never leave the wine in direct sunlight. Remember that even brief exposure can affect its own taste. It should be noted that there are certain types of wine, such as sparkling wine, that are much more delicate and that are consumed quickly.

 3. Don't add icecubes to the glass

As we always repeat, adding ice to a glass of wine is one of the biggest mistakes that can be made if you are a lover of this drink. It is better to be proactive and keep it at a suitable temperature, as well as respecting the service temperature. In a pinch, rather than ice, it is preferable to resort to special silicone cubes designed not to interfere with the taste of the drink.

4. choose light wines

As we always repeat, adding ice to a glass of wine is one of the biggest mistakes that can be made if you are a lover of this drink. It is better to be proactive and keep it at a suitable temperature, as well as respecting the service temperature. In a pinch, rather than ice, it is preferable to resort to special silicone cubes designed not to interfere with the taste of the drink.

5. Be careful when keeping it

Knocking down an empty bottle of wine is a more common mistake than you think, but this mistake is even worse in summer. Due to the heat, the activity of microorganisms is accelerated, especially fungi and cork bacteria, which can make our wine vinegar. If the bottle is lying down, this process is intensified as it is in continuous contact with the cork. So what do we do with the open bottles? The best alternative is to store them upright, using a special plug that extracts air from the interior. As there is no oxygen, microbial activity is stopped, preventing oxidation. If you want to know more about the proper conservation of wine, you can write to us and we will do an article explaining it in more detail.

6. Choose acid wines

Acidity gives life to the wine. It is ideal to cool off in summer and perfect for pairing. Look for white, rosé and sparkling wines, with that touch of acidity

present.

7. half full wine glass

It is always better to be optimistic. In this case, it is advisable not to fill the wine glass too much to avoid evaporation, heating up and spoiling its flavor. It is better to serve the glass in half and keep the rest of the wine well preserved.

8. Hold the cup by the stem

How many people have you seen hold the cup for the ball? And it is that, although we know that it can be more comfortable, it makes the wine overheat. To avoid this, we simply have to be careful to grab the cup by the stem and not place our fingers on the ball.

9. Low alcohol content

An excellent option for the summer are low-alcohol wines to avoid dehydration. It is advisable to always drink two glasses of water for each glass of wine.