Sure, everyone knows Texas barbecue pairs perfectly with an ice-cold beer. But, have you ever tried pairing it with wine? Elevate your ‘cue with wines that complement both smoke and spice. Read on to discover a few of our favorite BBQ wines.
The Sauvion Rosé D Anjou from France’s Loire Valley is slightly fruit-forward and lower in alcohol than other Rosés. Rosé pairs with just about anything, but this one, in particular, goes nicely with smoke and spice. $14
Zinfandel is a classic pairing with barbecue, thanks to its big, bold flavors, and the Goldschmidt Fidelity Zinfandel from California’s Alexander is no exception. We think this is one of the best on the market for the price, and love how its fruit-forward, ultra-smooth characteristics match all sorts of meats off the grill. $21
Say hello to Xiloca Garnacha from Spain. Garnache is an enticing, spicy varietal that pairs very well with grilled and braised meats of all kinds, like burgers and brisket. $11
Next, a wonderful cabernet from right here in Texas made by our friends at Becker Vineyards. The Iconoclast Barrel Select Cabernet is a Bordeaux blend of cabernet, merlot, malbec, and petit verdot with notes of dark fruit, spice, and a hint of coffee on the finish. $15
The Broadbent Vinho Verde is one of our go-to summer white wines not only for the price but because it goes with anything and everything. This Portuguese wine is perfect for outdoor sipping with a slight effervescence and a touch of bright citrus on the finish. $8