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Old 09-22-2008, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Jersey born & bred
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My friends and I are taking a road trip and visiting a lodge/campgrounds my mother's job owns and we've decided to do some BBQing before it gets too cold. So far the menu consists of chicken kabobs, steak kabobs (I'm making a very special bleu cheese sauce for these), grilled corn on the cob, mesquite shrimp, garlic shrimp, some herbed potatoes and of course hamburgers and hot dogs.

I'm not too good with the wine pairings besides the general "light color = light food, dark color = heavy food" rule of thumb. Can anyone recommend some good wine?
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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It really all depends how much you want to spend.

There are no hard rules on red or white - and you have white meat, red meat seafood and cheese - so maybe you could have both! It won't hurt.

I'd recommend some real bargains such as the Barefoot brands if it is an informal thing, they are around $6 a bottle and all are fine, Barefoot Wines Website (http://www.barefootwine.com/home.html - broken link)

As for types, it is personal preference - for BBQ's I love dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc, it has more body than Pinot Grigio but not as rich as Chardonnay.

Have a look at the alcohol content on the label - it's not precisely predictable but a Frascati might be around 11.5%, a Pinot Grigio maybe 12.5%, and a Chardonnay 13.5% - so if it's a long hot afternoon I'd go for the lighter one.

Some of the blush wines are cheaper, and a little sweeter, with alcohol levels around 10%.

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Old 09-22-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Being partial to reds I'd suggest a fruity Beaujolais with the chicken kabobs and maybe a big boomer of a Zinfandel with the steak/blue cheese sauce.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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It really all depends how much you want to spend.

There are no hard rules on red or white - and you have white meat, red meat seafood and cheese - so maybe you could have both! It won't hurt.

I'd recommend some real bargains such as the Barefoot brands if it is an informal thing, they are around $6 a bottle and all are fine, Barefoot Wines Website (http://www.barefootwine.com/home.html - broken link)

As for types, it is personal preference - for BBQ's I love dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc, it has more body than Pinot Grigio but not as rich as Chardonnay.

Have a look at the alcohol content on the label - it's not precisely predictable but a Frascati might be around 11.5%, a Pinot Grigio maybe 12.5%, and a Chardonnay 13.5% - so if it's a long hot afternoon I'd go for the lighter one.

Some of the blush wines are cheaper, and a little sweeter, with alcohol levels around 10%.

A few suggestions & ideas here....
http://www.city-data.com/forum/food-...-thoughts.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/food-...nder-10-a.html

I enjoy the barefoot wines and they're very inexpensive.
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