Keep it simple and keep it crisp - that's our motto for any picnic. Whites are the centre of attention on the grass or at the picnic table in the warm weather. But there are some red wine friends that will tempt your taste buds, and won't leave you staggering on the journey home.
The list of delicious and crisp whites is long: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and its blends, Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon are some stalwarts we know. For something different Europe and the Americas have been enjoying their versions of these wines for many a Spring and Summer. And the Europeans have also been locking up their favourites for their beachside and park escapes - Fiano, Picpoul, Soave and Verdejo.
All great with canapes, cold foods, sandwiches, quiches and savoury pies.
If crisp white is not your thing and red wine is, then a light Pinot Noir or Beaujolais should suit you as could a delectable Tempranillo from Spain. Typically you will find the European styles lighter in body and lower in alcohol which will better suit a picnic setting.
'Trois Moulins' Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, France