No doubt scores of us will be firing up the grill in the hope of some summer sunshine and these food-friendly reds will enhance BBQ sauces, marinades and just about anything from the pit... or a Sunday roast if the clouds let us down.

1. Sunny winelands

This will complement all the earthy flavours of a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce

A top-value, crowd-pleasing red, Nederburg 56 Hundred Shiraz 2014 will complement all the earthy flavours of a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce with its crushed blackberry and black cherry fruit, soft and juicy mouthfeel and a touch of smoky spice on the finish.

2. Rustic charm

Ideal for a mixed grill, you can build your meal around Saint Auriol 2014 Corbieres, France

Ideal for a mixed grill, you can build your meal around Saint Auriol 2014 Corbieres, a medium-bodied red from the Languedoc that marries dark berry fruits with notes of thyme, rosemary and herbal spice that will play nicely against sweet and smoky potatoes and veggies.

3. Italian flair

Great with barbecued meat, the montepulciano grapes are aged in oak

Great with barbecued meat, the montepulciano grapes in Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016 Grifone are aged in oak to produce lush and woody sweet berry fruits with a hint of vanilla and a touch of mocha on the short, smooth finish.

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4. Spanish gem

 With ripe aromas of sweet cherries and savoury red fruits, it's a perfect match with barbecue smoked pulled pork

A delicious young Rioja, Ramon Bilbao Single Vineyard Rioja 2014 is an easy drinking blend of 70% tempranillo and 30% garnacha to spice up the plummy flavours and bring some richness to the party. With ripe aromas of sweet cherries and savoury red fruits, it's a perfect match with barbecue smoked pulled pork.

5. Ace Australian

Barossa is a powerhouse for shiraz and this intense black beauty is ripe and generous with spice, black fruits and vanilla

Barossa is a powerhouse for shiraz and this intense black beauty is ripe and generous with enough spice, succulent sweet black fruits and toasty vanilla to enjoy on its own, or pair with juicy lamb cutlets on the barbie. Try Ebenezer & Seppeltsfield Shiraz 2013 and let your taste buds do the talking.

6. Star Performer

This is a joint venture from Rolland and winemakers to produce a blend that reflects the best of their bodegas

Michel Rolland Clos de Los Siete 2013, Mendoza, Argentina is a joint venture from Rolland and a handful of winemakers to produce a blend that reflects the very best of their bodegas. Malbec based with merlot, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and petit verdot, it hits all the right notes with seductive aromas of violets and spice leading to blackberry and plum laced with peppery spice on the velvety smooth palate. A must for an Argentine themed asado.

7. Top tier

Made from old vine tinta de toro, this voluptuous red graces wine lists across the world

If you fancy pushing the boat out this Bank Holiday, Numanthia 2011, Spain is a wine to swoon over. Made from old vine tinta de toro (part of the tempranillo family), this voluptuous red graces wine lists across the world and is powerful yet elegant and the perfect match with rib-eye steak. Rich and deeply perfumed, it's a symphony of blackberry, cedar and spice with lovely complexity and a luxurious long finish.