The grill adds that special, smoky, charry, grilly (okay, make sure you clean the grill with all the time you’ve saved not doing dishes) flavor to foods and that changes the groups of wines that can pair with our favorite proteins and veggies. Pronounced oak, which adds some sweetness to a wine, as well as spice and wood notes, can really work well with your grilled food.
The flavors of the grill tend to cancel out the most egregious oak tones and that little edge of sweetness can come in handy batting the almost ubiquitous (but rarely required) saucing that seems to have become part of the grilling equation.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the greatest summer whites for Grill Season: 2011!
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