During the dog days of summer, it’s best to keep it light. The wines and liqueurs of France’s Loire Valley will give you the refreshment you need.

LOIRE VALLEY CLASSICS

Cabernet Franc

White wine and rosé are the typical go-to summer wines. But don’t count out the reds, especially Loire Valley Cabernet Francs. A slightly chilled bottle of the versatile, fruit-forward Bernard Baudry Chinon Cuvée will help cool you down.

Sancerre

White wine and rosé are the typical go-to summer wines. But don’t count out the reds, especially Loire Valley Cabernet Francs. A slightly chilled bottle of the versatile, fruit-forward Bernard Baudry Chinon Cuvée will help cool you down.

Chambord Liqueur

Produced at a traditional Loire Valley château, this raspberry liqueur tastes best when it’s the focus of a summery cocktail like the Fleur de Lis.