Strawberries and wine: Cathal McBride on how to enjoy this classic match for long summer days

Wimbledon brings to mind the pairing of strawberries and champagne, but as the days become warmer and the evenings lengthen, there are many other wines that go deliciously with the fruit

Lighter-bodied wines are an excellent starting point for summer evening social occasions

Late afternoons basking in the heat, followed by cool summer evenings and glowing sunsets. It’s an image that wouldn’t be complete for this writer without bowls of fresh strawberries and a glass of wine in hand.

Although Irish strawberries are available for most of the year, their season really begins this month. Strawberries and champagne are obviously a classic match, synonymous with Wimbledon and other elegant social events. For me, however, pairing wines with strawberries ...