Grilled Chicken Pairings

6 great wines for summer grilling

 


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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Now here’s a recipe that will let the flavor of your chicken shine, so buy some good quality chickens. Seriously, this is all about the buttermilk and the brining. You’ll end up with super moist, super tender grilled bird; but the flavor will be meat and grill, not that there’s anything wrong with that. What this recipe does seem to be missing though is a squirt of lemon when you’re done. Why waste a lemon when can you reach for a zesty rosé instead! Seriously, rosé and simple grilled chicken like this are a near perfect pairing for a lovely summer’s eve.

Not a rosé person? Want something a little more interesting? How about some Marsanne? You can find some varietal Marsanne wines from the New World, or turn to the Northern Rhone; but in either case you’ll end up with a rich, mineral-driven wine with aromatic fruit that will deftly marry each bite of your perfectly grilled chicken.

Domaine de Terrebrune Rose

2009 Tahbilk Marsanne

 

 

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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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