Petite Sirah is my favorite wine for BBQ pairing: rich, bold fruit with good acidity and relatively modest alcohol. You can find Petite Sirah in styles that range from rather light and friendly, perfect for burgers and Jerk Chicken, to deep, dark and bold wines better suited to BBQ beef ribs and brisket. Surprisingly, I eat more jerk chicken each summer than beef ribs or brisket, but fortunately I'm also partial to lighter style wines in the summer, so it works out to my advantage.
Getting My Grill On
If these recipes and wine pairings don’t whet your whistle, it might be time to turn in your tongs!