Pairing Wine with Grilling

05.27.16  \\\  Posted by Holly Ihrig  \\\  Wine Pairings

For many, Father’s Day in mid-June is all about grilling up family favorites. It’s no wonder why BBQ grills and grill accessories are great gifts for Dad. Besides the standard accessories such as utensils and meat thermometers, consider the gift of wine. Grilling and imbibing isn’t just about cheap canned beer on a hot day, there are countless delicious BBQ pairings with many different wines either red or white.

Try pairing pork spareribs with a bold and jammy California Zinfandel. The sweet sauce of the ribs work perfectly with the fruitiness of the Zinfandel, not just as a compliment but as an enhancement. The Zin also has mild tannins so you won’t have to worry about overpower your ribs.

For a white wine pairing, try grilled shrimp with a Spanish Albariño. Albariño screams summer and it’s the perfect exemplification to Galileo’s famous quote: "wine is sunlight, held together by water." Albariño, with its tropical fruit, citrus flavors, and crisp finish is fantastic with seafood, and can stand up well to spices, lemon and citrus flavors, and basically whatever marinade you choose to dip your shrimp into.

So for this Father’s Day, give the gift of wine to Dad. Explore our wine clubs fit any level of wine and grilling appreciation or budget.