Well, it's still not really Spring around here, much less summer, but that won't keep me from thinking about grilling under the setting sun. I love grilling, and BBQ. There are literally hundreds of variations on all of your all-time favorite recipes, which makes recommending wines to pair with BBQ and grilled foods even more challenging than usual.
There are so many things to take into consideration—ranging from spice levels to intensity of smoke to char and sauce—that one can only offer some general guidelines. I'll be working on a more specific grilling guide soon, but to get my mental juices flowing, I started taking a look at some of the recipes I might want to feature and came up with a few wine pairing suggestions to get you thinking about your grilling season. So as we heat our grills up, let me know about some of your favorite recipes and wine pairings for grilling—I'd love to share them with our audience!
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