Yesterday, The Traveling Vineyard announced a two-day sale on great wines for the 4th of July. I had fully-intended on making today’s Wine Wednesday post about wines that complement our favorite foods on the grill anyway. So why not share these deals with you? You do know that I like a deal, don’t you?
I mean, really? 20% off? That’s MY DISCOUNT!
So here is my take on what to pair with these wines for your summertime barbecues:
Bright Eyed Bird Pinot Grigio
Get out that bag of kettle-cooked potato chips! This is one to sip on why sitting on the deck. Don’t forget your wine chiller! It’s been popular for both red and white wine drinkers and can also pair nicely with salads or pasta salads with a little bit of grated parmesan or asiago. Or, just about anything pesto will do.
Zeffer Hills & Tria Chardonnays
You won’t get any harsh oak bombs here! In the summer, we want the fruit to shine through, but love that slightly buttery finish. Perfect with buttered corn or buttered popcorn on those rainy movie nights. Note: The Tria is a steal for a Magnum sized bottle – perfect for a party!
Tanglerose Backyard Red
One of my all-time favorites, this wine will not disappoint the red wine lover. Although this wine is made from Italian grapes grown in Sonoma, think of a big bold spicy shiraz or zinfandel. This is the one to pair with barbecue sauce!
Thinking burgers and brats? How ’bout a nice grilled pork tenderloin? Then, this is the wine for you! A lightly peppery finish.
Tanglerose Sweet American Rosé
This is a sweet one. Got friends who only drink sweet wines? This is handy to have in your fridge when they stop by this summer. Or, it’ll make a lovely dessert. Dessert wines should always be sweeter than dessert itself. The perfect pairing for this one? A tangy key lime pie!
Remember: Sale on these wines only available through 6/20/12.
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Let me know if you have any questions or would like some other pairing ideas for summer.
Or host your own Wine Tasting to give any of these wines a try.