It’s official, summer marks the outdoor BBQ season! Chances are you will be invited to some shindig, in which the age old question ‘what should I bring’ will cross your mind. Summer BBQs usually include a few fan favorites such as burgers, seafood and dessert. You know what else is a sure fire crowd pleaser? Alcohol. Check out my recommended types of wines to bring to your next BBQ!
Juicy, bold and full of personality, a high acid Zinfandel wine will compliment a hearty rack of ribs or a badass burger. Zinfandels hit the palette running with jammy notes of blueberry, cranberry, plum, cherry, black pepper, vanilla and tobacco. When paired with BBQ meats, this red wine packs a punch!
Refreshing citrus notes, along with hints of salinity, Albarino wines will make your mouth water. Grown mainly in Portugal and Spain, Albarino is known as the seafood lovers’ wine. Set a bottle of Albarino down next to the seafood spread!
Sweet, sweet, sparkling moscato. A flowery, fruity delight, a bottle of sparkling Moscato is a delicate balance between sweetness and refreshing bubbles. Traditionally a dessert wine, it usually has lovely notes of peach, pear and apples. Pair this with cheese, chocolate cake or cookies.
All good things begin with a glass of vino.
I currently hold a Level 2 Intermediate Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.