Your Grilling + Wine Guide!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills! The season is here for chillaxing on your deck/patio/rooftop while the smell of grilled goodness wafts into the air. This summer, we’re encouraging you to set the brewskis aside and get a little more creative in the beverage department. So here’s an easy guide on what wines to drink based on what you, the grillmaster, are cookin’.

Also, we’re just going to get it out there and say that rosé pairs with ANY of the below. #roséallday

Hotdogs/Hamburgers/Brats
The quintessential grill staples. Don’t be caught without them. We recommend: Malbec, Pinot Noir (slightly chilled), Carmenere, Gamay, Riesling, Sangria

Salmon
Nothing fishy about these pairings. We recommend: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Viognier/Grenache Blanc

Lamb
Shish-Kebab!!! This juicy dark meat deserves these viable options: Merlot, Syrah, Bordeaux, Malbec, Bonarda, Carmenere, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay

Chicken
Bird’s the word. We recommend: Carignan, Pinot Noir, Super Tuscan, Vinho Verde, Sauvignon Blanc, Cava/Prosecco

Shrimp
Channel your inner Aussie for some shrimps on the barbie. We recommend: Vinho Verde, Muscadet, Cortese (Gavi), Cotes-du-Rhone

Brisket
You don’t have to be from down south to enjoy this bold meat. We recommend: Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Tempranillo, Bobal, Lambrusco

Mushrooms + other veggies
Avoid the meat sweats! We recommend: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc

Sides Dishes (mac n’ cheese, potato salad, corn)
Because every main course needs a side piece. We recommend: Cava, Prosecco, Champagne, un-oaked Chardonnay, Merlot

Keep calm and grill on, folks. With a wine glass in hand.