May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Grill Out

BBQ + Wine - The Perfect Patriotic Pairing

Memorial Day is a very special holiday where we remember, and honor, all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America. This holiday originated after the Civil War, and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Since then, Memorial Day has become  known as a day to show patriotism towards America and its troops.

Each year, Memorial Day is held on the last Monday of May and is also recognized by many Americans as the unofficial beginning of summer. With that being said, there are many ways that we can celebrate this patriotic holiday.

One of our favorite ways to celebrate Memorial Day is to host a barbecue at your home. This is a great opportunity to invite your family, friends and neighbors over to be together on this day. Bring out your American flags, get some red, white and blue decorations, heat the pool and get ready to relax and have fun!

So, now it’s time to think about what you’re going to have on the menu. Lucky for you, we wine experts are here to help you make your wine and barbecue pairings simple as 1, 2, 3.

Barbecue Ribs and Coal Miner Red Blend

If you’re going to have a barbecue on Memorial Day, it’s only American of you to whip up some barbecue ribs. Ribs are always sure to be a crowd favorite. What wine pairs best with ribs? Our Coal Miner Red Blend, of course! With a composition of 55% Merlot, 26% Cabernet, 16% Syrah and a full, lingering finish with sound structure and texture, this is the perfect wine to compliment your hearty rib meal.

Grilled Salmon and American Thread Sauvignon Blanc

Looking for something on the lighter side? Salmon on the grill is always a fabulous option. Nothing says summer seafood more than salmon on the barbie. Top it off the salmon with some fresh, zesty lemon and a glass of American Thread Sauvignon Blanc, and you’re all set.

Grilled Vegetables and Atelié Prosecco

No meat? No problem! We’re thinking onions, brocolli, sweet red pepper, yellow summer squash...the veggie works! Put those on the grill and their natural sweetness will overflow your tastebuds. The perfect pairing for these delicious veggies is our very own Atelié Prosecco. Imported from Italy, this bubbly has a ripe citrus flavor, a mellow honey finish with a slight bitter edge.

Now you are officially ready to plan and host your Memorial Day barbecue. So what are you waiting for? Send out your invitations and get ready to grill!


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