Steak – Try a bolder and/or spicy wine like a Malbec, Syrah, or Shiraz. With silky characteristics, these wines complement the bold flavor of steak and can both tone down and accentuating seasonings. When it comes to BBQ, a nice medium-rare piece of beef with Malbec is probably one of the tastiest meal and wine pairings you can get. We reserve this one for special occasions. What’s your favorite Malbec? Please leave us a comment!
Burgers – If you’re looking to trade in your beer and burger combo for delicious red wine, we suggest a full-bodied wine to compliment your mouth-watering burger. Much like steak, Malbecs pair nicely, and often help tone down various burger toppings such as onion and blue cheese. We also love a good Zinfandel with a burger, and find they go beautifully with all burgers, beef, chicken, and veggie alike! YUM!
Smokies – Try a medium to full-bodied red wine. Consider if you want one that is more spicy and fruit-forward. Personally, we love a Côtes du Rhône or a Tempranillo. Spanish wines in particular pair exceptionally well with grilled meats. Plus they’re budget-friendly!
Grilled Chicken – What wine should you pair with poultry? Chardonnay, DUH! White wine always pairs best with lighter dishes like chicken and/or white fish. They complement one another extremely well because Chardonnay is light, crisp and refreshing.
Pork Chops – Pork chops are a particularly versatile dish that goes well with a variety of wines, both white and red wine! As you know, we favour red wine, like ABC Scandal’s Olivia Pope. So for us, with pork chops, we are serving Pinot Noir! .Other excellent pairings include Valpolicella or a German Riesling. Try them all and tell us your fave!
Salmon – As we mentioned earlier, fish tends to pair best with lighter, white wines. When we do salmon on the grill, we make exceptions for dry Rosé, or Pinot Gris would be a fantastic choice to pair with your grilled or smoked salmon. Or for the die-hard red-wine fans, who refuse to drink anything else, try a new world Pinot Noir.