Fragrant, fruity fresh white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio make a summer afternoon sublime, and smoked salmon sing. Some of the greatest most long-lived wines in the world are made in cool corners of Europe from steely white grapes such as Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. And we also love the white wine hedonists from warmer climates such as Southern France, Italy and beyond. These golden, ripe, embracing wines are as plump and welcoming as a comfy sofa. White wine is for life – not just for summer!