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Tantalizing Red and White Wines Just in Time for BBQ Season!

Spring has Sprung!

Here are some delicious red and white wines you can make just in time for BBQ season!  

BBQ red and white wines

Steak Lovers Unite!

When it comes to the heavy-hitter on the BBQ, wine can add a ton of flavour to your meal. Steak is best complimented by powerful red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz (Syrah), Merlot or Zinfandel, all of which have the tannins and grip to seal the deal.

Salmon’s Spectacular!

For salmon lovers, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are two of your best choices! Chardonnay is a crisp, delicious wine with tantalizing aromas that include peaches, apples, pears and other fruits. This wine goes best with grilled or roasted salmon, and especially compliments rich buttery sauces added to a salmon dish. Sauvignon Blanc is another flavoured white wine boasting natural acidity and a honey, vanilla and pineapple aroma that captures the senses. This wine is beautifully matched with salmon dishes as well. It’s crisp with a dry finish.

Smitten for Chicken!

For an ideal wine pairing with chicken, you need to get a bit more specific depending on the cut you will be enjoying, as well as how you make the chicken. White or red wines can fit the bill depending on your circumstances. For chicken that is cooked with a light sauce, a Chardonnay with buttery undertones is known to be a solid choice. However, if your meal is a spicy one that includes a red sauce, a gentle, soft Pinot Noir would fit the mould quite nicely.

Note: Always remember that you want to enjoy whatever wine you’re drinking, so feel free to get creative and do some experimenting, or stick to your go-to favourites and break the rules! After all, it’s your pallet that is experiencing the delicious meal soon to be in front of you – make it your own with a red and white wines you know you’ll love!


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