Learn more about perfect wine pairings for BBQ and elevate your backyard meals.
When you think about BBQ, most people instantly think about beer—craft beer, kegs, and coolers full of beer — the backyard beverage of choice. But, not so fast — do not ignore wine and how well wines pair with BBQ. (Grilled Jawn Beer Pairings for BBQ)
When first getting into wine, I was very intimidated. It can be pretentious (as is craft beer) but there is no need to be scared. All you need to understand is what you like — sweet or dry, full-bodied or light, earthy or fruity, sparkling or not. If you understand what wines fit your palette and flavor profile you can find a wine that suits your taste.
Wine Pairings For BBQ
Fish & Rich Seafood: Dry White, Rich White, Sparkling Wine, Light Reds
Chicken & Pork: Rich White, Light Red, Medium Reds
Beef: Medium Red, Bold Red
Sausage or Cured Meat: Dry White, Light Red, Medium Red, Bold Red
Wines by Type
Dry White: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio
Rich White: Chardonnay
Sparkling Wine: Sparkling White (or Red), Champagne, Prosecco
Light Red: Pinot Noir
Bold Red Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Cab Franc
Wine is a great way to compliment any meal, especially when you want to elevate your Backyard BBQ for family and friends.
By no means is this the end all be all list of wine pairings for BBQ, but this simple guide is a good place to start. Explore by mixing and matching different pairings until you get a pairing that you love and makes your day.
Cheers & BBQ Responsibly!!!
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