How to choose the perfect wine for a barbecue?
What is the best wine to drink at a barbecue?
In order to choose the right wine we must know what exactly we are going to eat during the barbecue. Are you going to eat meat, fish or vegetables, or a bit of everything?
Here you can find 5 practical tips to help you choose the best wine:
1. First, the following must be determined:
If we are going to choose a summer wine that combines with all dishes
If we are going to combine wine with a good piece of meat or fish.
Of course, we can also start with a very refreshing aperitif wine and serve a similar wine later.
2. Make sure the wine is served at the right temperature. Especially in the height of summer, when temperatures soar, wine can heat up quickly.
White and rosé wines should generally be served between 8 and 12 degrees. Red wines can also be served slightly chilled, at a temperature between 16 and 18 degrees.
Cooling the wines is highly advisable because no one will like to accompany a meal with a red wine that is too hot.
3. Pay attention to the flavors and spices to be used, and be careful with the excessive use of some sauces. In other words, sauces can mask the true flavor of the meat, fish or vegetables.
Therefore, it will be much more difficult to make a good pairing with the wine.
4. Accompany the roast meat with:
A full bodied red wine.
Elegant white wine with white fish.
Dry and fruity rosé wines for oily fish.
5. Finally, we recommend drinking wine in a glass and not in a plastic cup.
Do you want to know our pairing tips?
These wines are the ideal accompaniment to a barbecue!
A Garnacha grape wine is usually a good choice if you opt for grilled meat and vegetables.
We recommend Las Margas Tinto de Bodem Bodegas.
This vegan wine made from 100% Garnacha is a good pairing for barbecue. Juicy and fruity, but also powerful enough to combine with the smoky flavors of the grill.
A Garnacha wine with lots of warm, ripe fruit, supple and soft tannins. Just enough mineral notes for a perfect balance.
The Prados Colección 100% Garnacha also pairs very well with barbecue dishes and, in particular, with grilled red meats and spicy dishes.
This red wine is also very suitable for gastronomic purposes.
If you are going to pair the meat with herbs such as rosemary, thyme or black pepper, you can also choose a full-bodied syrah such as Prados Colección syrah or Prados Fusión, a blend of garnacha and syrah grapes.
If you choose a white fish such as sea bass or cod, we recommend Lucúlo Garnacha blanca. An elegant, fruity and slightly spicy white wine that goes very well with fish dishes.
Finally, we recommend the Cátulo rosé from La Casa de Lúculo in Navarra, which combines very well with oily fish such as salmon, but also with tuna and grilled prawns.
This juicy Garnacha full of red fruit and floral tones, not only pairs well with fish, but is perfect for an aperitif drink..