Top five essentials for summer evening wind-downs

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Whether you’re planning on spending those long summer evenings picnicking with friends or unwinding with a good read in the garden, Kumala, the UK’s best-selling South African wine brand, has uncovered the top five essentials you’ll need to enjoy those special wind-down moments.


Setting the scene

Long, lazy summer evenings are a great excuse to gather friends for a spot of alfresco dining. Why not set the scene and create a magical ambience in your garden with a few lanterns, scented candles and fairy lights?


A collection of your favourite tunes

No matter what you have planned for those long summer evenings, a summer soundtrack of your favourite tunes is an absolute necessity! Whether you’re into the smooth tones of Norah Jones and Lana Del Ray, or up-tempo beats of Sam Smith and Bruno Mars, crank up the volume and enjoy some of the best sounds of summer!


A good book

If you’re more inclined to enjoy the ultimate wind-down moment in the comfort of your own home, you might need a good read or two to dive into, indulging in the very best of Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn or Sophie Kinsella. And no doubt you’ll need a nice glass of wine to enjoy with it!


A bite or two to eat

If getting creative in the kitchen sounds like your wind-down moment, then make sure you treat yourself to a wide selection of in-season fruits and vegetables including aubergine, peppers and mushrooms as well as an array of juicy berries. Try grilling your favourite veggies on the BBQ, or if you’re after something to satisfy your sweet tooth, the summer months are the perfect time to build a phenomenal Eton mess which is sure to impress!

…And a tipple to enjoy it with

A long summer evening, unwinding with family and friends and a good meal just wouldn’t be complete without a glass of Kumala Sauvignon Semillon. With hints of green apple and herbaceous flavours, it’s the perfect tipple to enjoy by itself or with seafood dishes. And for something to complement a spicy chicken dish? Why not try the Kumala Reserve Chenin Blanc? It’s a refreshing and aromatic wine with ripe melon, green apple and pear.

Kumala Sauvignon Semillon: Available from Sainsbury’s for SSP: £7.50

Kumala Reserve Chenin Blanc: Available from Tesco for SSP: £8.99

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