For some, Wimbledon marks the start of summer. It's also the perfect time to refresh your palate with new wines and cocktails.

The Wimbledon Championships may be the highlight of the summer sports calendar, but you don’t need a courtside ticket to drink in the atmosphere.

Familiar brands that have partnered with the tournament have launched an array of tennis-inspired bottles, while other quintessentially British drinks have some speciality serves that are widely available.

One of the sponsors has even created a “wine and snack match” for tennis-themed parties so you can swing into action as the world’s finest players battle it out. Here are some favourites to help you serve an ace.

Lanson will be adding some extra sparkle to the Championships with its Wimbledon Tennis Ball neoprene ice jacket collection. Lanson Black Label Brut NV, France (£33.99, major supermarkets) is dressed in yellow and Lanson Rose Label Brut NV, France (£37.99, major supermarkets) sports pink. The sound of corks popping is usually drowned out by the crowds after a long set, but these double partners are sure to rally friends for a glass of bubbly.

Jacob’s Creek (the official wine of Wimbledon) has created a Wimbledon-themed wine wheel with popular snacks to enjoy with its wines. After extensive tastings, results showed Jacob’s Creek Classic Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia (£8.09, major supermarkets) pairs best with toasted pitta bread and hummus. It complements the nutty nature of chickpeas with its fruity peach and melon flavours and subtle hint of oak.

Meanwhile, hot favourites such as a margherita pizza taste delicious with a glass of Jacob’s Creek Classic Shiraz, South Eastern Australia (£8.09, major supermarkets), which has the weight and energy to match the tangy tomato sauce and salty cheese with its spicy, plummy fruits and crack of black pepper on the finish.

Otherwise, if you’re feeling patriotic and hoping for a victory, English wine producer Bolney Estate is making its debut at Wimbledon with the Bolney Estate Pinot Gris 2014, England (£16.99, www.bolneywineestate.com), which will be served in hospitality suites for the first time. Dry, fresh and aromatic, the rose and pear-scented nose leads to faintly honeyed fruit flavours with traces of white blossom on the silky finish. Quite charming.

A British institution, tennis and Pimm’s go hand in hand, especially when you’re recreating the garden party ambience at home. Worth giving your best shot, try newcomer Pimm’s Strawberry with a Hint of Mint (£20, 1l, Morrisons) with lemonade, mint, and loads of ice. A twist on the traditional Pimm’s No. 1 summer cup, creamy strawberry flavours are offset by the mint and it straddles the line between fruity and sweet.

Why not try your hand at creating a couple of summer-inspired cocktails here.

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