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What Wines Go Best with Barbecue?

It’s barbecue season and time to cook up some delicious food to impress our friend and family while making your whole neighbourhood jealous. However, a good barbecue isn’t just about the right technique or the finest quality meats - take it to the next level by pairing the meal with the ideal wine.

What Wines Go Best with Barbecue?

Of course, the wine you should choose for your barbecue depends entirely on what you are eating. However, if it’s a traditional British Summer barbecue, there’s a good chance it’s going to consist largely (or exclusively!) of red meats. This includes:

  • Steaks
  • Burgers
  • Sausages
  • Lamb
  • Kebabs
Wine BBQ

Now all of these red meats have an incredibly strong flavour, which means they won’t struggle to hold their own when paired with a powerful red wine with deep flavours. In fact, the meats themselves might even overpower many white wines. 

In essence, you want to look for a deep red wine that can stand up to the robust meaty flavours of pork, lamb, and beef, such as Malbec , Pinot Noir, Merlot or Rioja. We have a fantastic range of curated red wines to choose from, take a look.

Fish & Chicken 

Of course, many people opt to go for chicken or fish on their barbecue which reach their full potential when paired with a lighter and fresher wine which will let the more subtle flavours of these meats shine through. 

White wine is the perfect choice here which, while flavourful, crisp, and refreshing, won’t overpower the more understated flavour profiles of less rich meats.

In fact, a white wine is the ideal choice for some pork dishes, as well as any chargrilled vegetables that you may be preparing as a side or for your vegetarian/vegan guests.

We have a series of white wines available, all of which have been carefully selected to offer a varied selection of flavours to suit all palettes and dishes. Browse our selection here