So it's time to do what all good Brits do and pretend we're on holiday when we're actually in our pants in the garden, trying to get the BBQ going.
Here are 3 of our top French 'vin de piscine - or swimming pool wines. Wines that are good value and designed to be drunk on the side of the pool. Or in our case, with our feet in a bucket of cold water.
One of our own imports, Chateau Coujan is a 5 generation domaine, growing excellent organic grapes at brilliant prices.
This is the ultimate vin de piscine; light, dry and mineral enough to quench your thirst but with enough interest to keep you drinking the whole bottle. Think lemons and wet stones.
Cult winery Mas de Daumas Gassac make some rather wonderful entry level wines, including this fresh, dry and light Provençal-style rosé.
Kill the bottle before dinner and life will have never felt better.
Winemaker Camille Lapierre told us that this is the best vintage of Raisins Gaulois, and we'd be inclined to agree. 2015 was a hot vintage so there's a plethora of upfront juicy red fruit - strawberries, red cherries and redcurrants.
The grapes are organically grown and minimal sulphur is used. The result is a vibrant red, that does best slightly chilled and drunk with charcuterie or BBQ'd pulled pork.