Barbecue: what wines to offer with grilled meats?


When the sunny days come, there is nothing better than lounging on a deckchair by the pool, gently smelling the scent of grilled steaks and small vegetables on the plancha. As for drinks, we'll make sure to offer wine, yes, but which ones? A rosé, red or dry white? Here are some tips to remember for this purpose.

With beef or pork

You don't have to take out great wines for a barbecue with friends unless you really have something to celebrate.One can indeed find very good bottles of wine at a low price that could easily go with grilled meats.Also, to accompany a prime rib or a barbecue rib steak, it is better to opt for wines aged in barrels which are recognized by their woody taste and which go perfectly with grilled meats.Note that as the maceration of grilled meat is often strong, it is important that the wines chosen are powerful enough so that their aromas are not lost in the mouth.When buying wine, we will therefore favor a Bordeaux, a Côte du Rhône or a Bordeaux superior with their strong taste which will go perfectly with grilled entrecôtes.

wine8Pork, for its part, goes well with light and fruity wines such as Burgundy wines or Beaujolais which will give a slight exotic taste in the mouth, tastefully enhancing the spices used for the maceration of the meat. Pinot noir is also to be remembered, because with its fruity side in the mouth, it will recall the sweet notes of the marinade of the meat, especially if it incorporates chutney in its ingredients. A Gamay or a Gaillac will be just as perfect to accompany the ribs and ribs. Enjoy with rice or quinoa for a tasty mix on the palate.

With sausages and fish

Often, when we talk about barbecue, we do not forget to offer merguez and small chipolatas that will be served as an aperitif. To accompany these small appetizers, we can opt for a wine light like Clairet which is a rosé with character. Pays d'Oc wines also remain the best alternatives, as they blend wonderfully with the pronounced taste of sausage meat. To be served with a tomato salad with feta and basil for a tasty mix.

Finally, fans of grilled fish should focus on dry white wines that pair perfectly with the taste of fish flesh. A fresh white Côte de Gascogne will go perfectly with fish cooked on a plancha, while Chardonnay, Chablis or Burgundy wines will be perfect with prawns or seafood on skewers. To serve with salad and toast to enhance the taste.