The 2012 list of Wines listing the best wines to serve at your summer barbecue.
There is never a more appropriate time to sip wine than at a nice summers barbecue. So we want to ensure that the wine is perfect for these joyous occasions.
“Even the most dedicated food-and-wine matcher sometimes goes astray when it comes to a barbecue. Why is it OK to serve lager, sickly-sweet ‘blush’ wine or a pot-luck selection of guest-given bottles with fine barbecue food, when that wouldn’t do if we were sitting indoors? Serve really good barbecue dishes, and a little thought is surely in order when it comes to the wine”.
All barbecued food deserves to have the right beverage to accommodate these strong tastes. From lamb to pork to some lovely crunchy salmon fillets , there is always a wine to tailor to your summer palette.
Try these suggested wines:
Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling 2011, Western Australia (£9.99)
A very useful summer white, this, with hugely tangy, refreshing lemon and lime, and lip-smacking, bracing acidity. The hint of sweetness is fab with pork and a fruity chutney.
R3 Pinot Noir 2011, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand (Marks & Spencer, (£12.99)
There’s oodles of plush, ripe blackcurrant and raspberry here but in a fresh, soft style, and seemingly dipped in a little dark chocolate. Gorgeous with mildly spiced, smoky lamb dishes.
Yali Wetland Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Rapel, Chile (Majestic, £7.49, down to £5.99 for two or more until 3 September)
Yali holds up well against the competition for good-value sauv blanc, especially on this offer.
The Corkcicle can assure whatever wine you choose to serve at your barbecue, it will keep at the perfect temperature. There is no need for ice in your white wine or your red wine overheating. Just place the Corkcicle inside your wine bottle and enjoy your summers day!