There is still nothing to beat a rosé from the Loire valley when eating al fresco in the summer. Cabernet d’Anjou, for example, is the perfect wine to accompany a rocket salad with goats’ cheese croutons, or a seasonal salad in balsamic vinaigrette. Dare to try it with spicy, exotic dishes too for a fabulous contrast.

Or what about a Chinon rosé on the terrace of a bar by the river Loire – you’ll find it goes really well barbecues and street food.

The much bolder Rosé de Loire is great served with tapas or tapenade.