Learn how to choose a good wine for barbeque during the Sunny 95 VIP party at Lombards Fine Furniture, Columbus, Ohio
How to Choose a Good Barbecue Wine
By Jonna Brandon, The Twisted Vine
Whites: Fruity whites with good acidity will cut through fatty, rich barbeque flavors. Good choices: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Muscadet, Verdicchio.
Sparkling Wines: The carbonation cleanses your palate like the acidity does in white wine. Try a Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco, or Lambrusco (dry or lightly sweet red).
Reds: The lower the alcohol the better. High alcohol increases the feel of hot spices in food and overwhelms other flavors. Good choices: Syrah, Zinfandel, Grenache, Tempranillo.
Dry roses would also work beautifully as a substitute for red (since they are made from red grapes), and are chilled like a white wine.
Bottom line, however, is drink what you enjoy!
Jonna has put together a terrific wine lineup for our Sunny 95 VIP party on Thursday, July 12th.Wine Lineup:
Acrobat Pinot Gris, Oregon
Capestrano Verdicchio, Italy
Charles & Charles Rose of Syrah, Washington
Bisol Prosecco, Italy
Raimat Tempranillo, Spain
Egret Zinfandel, California