BBQ Wines to Celebrate the Summer!
Fire up the grill, it’s time for some BBQ! Summer is officially here and the season just wouldn’t be the same without outdoor parties, good food, and fine wine. Whether you’re grilling up thick-cut steaks, hearty hamburgers, seasonal veggies, or fresh seafood let us help you find the perfect crisp white or juicy red wine to pair with your next summer meal.
Nothing says summer quite like a hamburger straight from the grill. Flavourful and juicy, the rich taste of the ground beef pairs well with an easy-drinking red like Founder’s Creek Merlot (Okanagan Valley, British Columbia). Fresh and fruity, Founder’s Creek Merlot has inviting aromas of ripe cherries, plums, and a dash of vanilla with soft tannins and a balanced acidity that complement the simplicity of a traditional burger.
Salmon, tuna, shrimp, and lobster—the mere mention of these delights is making our mouths water. If you’re planning a seafood cookout with friends we recommend a crisp and refreshing white wine like Tierra Rocosa Sauvignon Blanc (Languedoc, France). The citrus notes and balanced acidity of this French white enhance the rich flavour of the fish making it an excellent selection for picnics, parties, or dinner with friends.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner for two, four, or twenty, pair your grilled chicken dish with a crowd-pleasing Malbec like Lazos (Cuyo, Argentina). This deep ruby red with a fresh palate of ripe raspberry, blueberry and plum notes is perfect for pairing with BBQ chicken. The fresh fruit bouquet and velvety tannins balance out the smoky flavour of the chicken.
In the world of grilling, steak is king and grilling royalty deserves a wine fit for its stature. With aromas of cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and black pepper, plus hints of dark chocolate, you can’t go wrong with a full-bodied red, like Root: 1 (Maipo Valley, Chile). The silky tannins and an elegant finish will balance the robust nature of the red meat.
A red blend that is sure to please red wine lovers, Fleur de Charme Bordeaux Supérieur (Bordeaux, France) is sophisticated, yet simple enough to pair with your grilled seasonal vegetables. When you need to take a break from the hearty weight of traditional BBQ foods make yourself a grilled veggie salad and pair it with this fruit-forward French wine.
Learn more about our BBQ wines and more in-store all summer long! Happy grilling!