Summer is my favorite season for many reasons but chief among them is the grilling the weather affords. Not only do I get to enjoy some of my favorite dishes but clean up is a breeze.

Of course, grilling is not without its own set of challenges, getting those burgers perfectly pink throughout, keeping that chicken moist while cooking it through, and mastering the challenging task of pairing rich, smoky, spicy dishes with wines that won't make you wilt in the heat of the summer. This past weekend I spent some time with my family and we grilled up a storm! It occurred to me that it's about time I share some of my favorite grilling wines with you so here are some specific recommendations that have worked for me. I hope you enjoy them!