Pairing Wine with Grilled Foods
There’s nothing like the smoky infusion that the grill gives to our favorite meat, poultry, and fish. Match wisely to accentuate
Photo: Randy Mayor, By: Gary Vaynerchuk
Which wines go best with grilled foods?
Beer is the go-to backyard beverage when the barbecue gets fired up, but wine is a match for anything that bears grill marks.
Oaky wines have flavors that mingle nicely with the smoky notes that grilling imparts, while fruity wines—with acidity to
match—are delicious matched to the sweet caramelization of vegetables, fruits, and meats. A nice cold glass of sauvignon blanc
glinting in the late-afternoon summer sun as chicken sizzles on the grill: Is there anything finer?