The Europeans, in particular, France and Italy, eat and drink according to the seasons. Lighter wines in summer and heavier wines in winter. I find that red wines produced further away from the equator are lighter in style, than those closer to it. This has to do with tannins and alcohol.The warmer the region, the more sugar, higher sugars converts, into higher alcohol. Tannins in grape skins can get rough in warmer regions, because the skin gets tougher in an effort to protect the seeds from excess heat. Anyways, my featured wine is Bourgueil, north of Bordeaux in the Loire valley, made from Cabernet Franc. These wines are cool, fresh, food friendly and can be served chilled.