Wines for Grilling

From Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor at Food & Wine Magazine

Hot dogs - w/ onions, sauerkraut, relish
Reds: Malbecs or red wines with a lot of fruit intensity but not a lot of tannins, big rich powerful

Specifics: Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec

Dashe's Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (especially for anything with "trimmings")

Chicken with jalapeño marinade/ jerk chicken
Whites: Sweet or with off dry sweetness

Specific: Eroica Riesling - Chateau Ste. Michelle - bright fruit acidity, tiny bit of sweetness not obtrusive

Red : Lambrusco- sparkling red

Charred eggplant

Reds: Syrah, Shiraz

Specifics: Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

White: rogue varieties

Specifics: Martson, Qupe

Sticky Sweet Flavors
Fruity but not sweet wines

Light, fruity wines

Dry Rose

Spain or New World Wines

Specific: Etude Pinot Noir

Potato Chips / French Fries / Salty snacks
Champagne

Any dry sparkling wine

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