Chilled red wine? Cool this summer

Lidl wine tour chilled red wine

Chill out with some red wine

Have you tried red wine chilled? Not the first drink to think of on a humid summers day.Lidl’s Master of Wine Richard Bampfield  wants to change that opinion.

“Not just any red qualifies for chilling. Leave blockbuster Cabernets in the wine rack until Autumn. What you want are light, fruity examples with lower alcohol and softer tannins. Time in the fridge will increase the freshness, so the wines taste juicier and even more appetising.”

Lidl wine tour chilled red wine

How to chill red wine

Put the bottle in the fridge for 25 minutes before serving.
Place in an ice bucket filled with a mix of ice and water for 8-10 minutes.
For faster results, just throw in an ice cube—if you opt for more than one cube just take them out before they start diluting the wine.
Chill the glasses before pouring in the wine.

Lidl wine tour chilled red wine

Lidl Wine Tour

Lidl are launching their latest wine tour which features a host of chillable, light summery reds. Fresh Austrian and Hungarian wines – nearly half of which have an ABV of below 12% for easy summer drinkability. Prices from £5.99 a bottle.

Lidl wine tour chilled red wine

The latest wine tour also includes the intense and moreish Vin Art Vill which is priced at a competitive £6.99,and – according to Lidl UK’s consultant Master of Wine Richard Bampfield, is best enjoyed after being chilled in the fridge for about half an hour.

I’ll have to complete some research into this! 🍷




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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