Grilled Chicken Pairings

6 great wines for summer grilling


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Brined & Grilled Chicken

This is a fairly simple recipe for grilled chicken and to prove it, also includes many finishing sauces to add the special touch to this recipe. With such a variety of sauces to choose from, I’m just going to focus on the main recipe, which features hints of juniper and lemon zest.

For whatever reason, that makes me totally think of Chardonnay here. The wood spice of oak-aged Chardonnay should be a great match for this dish; but if you want off the wall, check out some lightly aged Alsatian Pinot Gris! That should have a synergy of spice and sweetness that’ll blow your mind (at least the tiny part that controls your tongue).

2009 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay

2005 Hugel Pinot Gris Tradition

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  • Snooth User: nalvina
    872145 2

    These are really good wines to pair with the chicken, but why not a beautiful rosé, or, as I like, a New World Pinot (from California rather than Oregon)? What do you think?

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM

  • Snooth User: dyye
    314202 79

    A pinot noir from California, Oregon or Western Washington sounds good to me. We don't get pints from Western Washington every year, but when we do they are really good.

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:56 PM

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