Grilled Chicken Pairings

6 great wines for summer grilling


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Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken

I should probably just recommend beer with this dish - and I might even drink beer with this dish! But this lightly sweet and spicy style of preparation should actually work well with several styles of wine.

First off is the obvious one, lightly sweet and spicy, a nice Gewurztraminer, for example. The less obvious choice would be to try and play off the earthy/floral tones that the beer imparts to a dish like this. This is totally the time for something weird and one of the funky, organic, almost orange wines from Northern Italy would hit the spot.

I’ll even tell you which one to search for, since these wines can be hard to find: the Pico from La Biancara di Angiolino Maule!


2009 Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewurztraminer

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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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