Wine Tasting With Siofra O’Brien, specialist at Harvey Nichols.

Wine Tasting With Siofra O'Brien, specialist at Harvey Nichols

As barbecue season arrives, it’s time to match those grilling skills with some great wines to ensure the perfect outdoor party. For real meat lovers, try Minchia Adelaide Hills Australia 2011, £21. A real “wow”from first sip to last, this is one seductive wine: a black cherry bomb with great spice; it’s big, rich and velvety and has great balance.

For those who enjoy fish or chicken straight from the barbie, opt for Tabali Reserva Viognier 2014 DO Limari Valley Chile, £15. An off-dry wine, this pairs well with lightly spiced dishes.

Finally, for those who plump for a rosé, try William Chase Rosé 14, £15. An elegant drink in an equally elegant bottle,there’s notes of whitestone fruit and herbs. Dry and crisp with a great finish.

Siofra O’Brien is the Wine Specialist at Harvey Nichols Birmingham. Join her in store every Wednesday to enjoy complimentary drop-in taster sessions from 7pm-8pm. Call 0121 616 6024 for more details.