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What wine goes well with BBQ? Wine and BBQ pairing ideas

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It is officially BBQ season! You might be looking to soak up as much of the great outdoors as you can in the next few months and that includes dining al fresco. You might be wondering what wine goes well with BBQ?

What wine goes well with BBQ?

To help you pick the perfect wine for your grilled feasts, we’ve done the research and identified what pairs best with top BBQ items.  

Shrimp skewers or BBQ Pork

The Innsikillin Reserve Riesling goes well with shrimp skewers or BBQ pork.

What wine goes well with BBQ?

Pear, citrus and melon aromas and flavours give this Riesling a clean finish that goes well with sweeter flavours of grilled shellfish or pork.  

Available at Wine Rack and LCBO for $14.45/750mL. 

Simply seasoned chicken or pork chops or meatier grilled fish

The Tom Gore Chardonnay is ideal for simply seasoned chicken or pork chops as well as meatier grilled fish.

What wine goes well with BBQ?

This creamy California Chardonnay features apple, vanilla and butter notes.

The richness of the wine and its flavours go well with simply seasoned, heartier cuts of poultry and fish.  

Available at LCBO for $17.95/750mL. 

Steak (ideally ribeye, striploin or porterhouse)

If you are making steak on the BBQ, pair it well with the Bodacious Smooth Red.

What wine goes well with BBQ?

This smooth red boasts aromas of sweet plum, Nutella and blood orange which make it the perfect pair for a grilled steak.  

Available at Wine Rack and LCBO for $10.95/750ml. 

Rack of ribs, spicy steak (try flat iron or flank steak and pair with chimichurri)

If you are BBQing rack of ribs or a spicy steak, the Sumac Ridge Merlot is an ideal wine pairing.

A well-balanced wine with dark cherry and blackberry notes with a hint of spice.

The deep fruit flavours with spice make it a perfect pairing for rich meats like pork ribs or steak. 

Available at BCLS, GreatEstatesOkanagan.com or where wine is sold for $14.99/750mL.

Lamb, duck breast or gamey meats 

Pair lamb, duck breast or gamey meats with the Black Sage Cabernet Franc.

Featuring pleasant aromas of red berries, currants and smokey mocha notes, this full-bodied wine goes will with gamey meats that have a rich flavour. 

Available at BCLS, GreatEstatesOkanagan.com or where wine is sold for around $25/750mL.

Here are more tips for this BBQ season: