Stocking Your Cellar for BBQ Season

By Stocked Cellars on May 12, 2020

This post was most recently updated on February 11th, 2022

This summer, why simply crack a cold one when you’re firing up the grill? Instead, serve your guests a delicious summery white or robust red. From casual get-togethers to intimate celebrations, you can easily buy wine online and find the perfect complement to any BBQ feast:

Here are a few pairing suggestions to get you started:

Burgers & Cab Franc: A dry, elegant medium-bodied red is a great match to juicy beef, lamb or beautifully spiced pork sausage patties. Try London Born Wine Co 2016 Cabernet Franc Vinemount Ridge. Dense ruby purple with a complex nose and maturity. Vanilla, plum and spice barrel notes on the nose. Hints of red currant and cranberry on the palate with a firm tannic finish. It is a lush wine that enhances bold, smoky food.

Grilled Fish & Pinot Grigio: Crisp, refreshing and citrusy; 2018 Pinot Grigio by Konzelmann Estate Winery is excellent when nicely chilled and served with a mild seafood. Try it with fresh tuna steaks or any wild-caught whitefish such as halibut, snapper or walleye. This wine is so versatile, you can order wine online Ontario and keep it on ice for impromptu celebrations.

Game Meats & Baco Noir: It’s hard to top a beautiful cut of venison, charcoal grilled (medium rare, thank you) and modestly seasoned with a touch of garlic and ground pepper. Serve with King’s Court 2017 Baco Noir for a truly impressive feast. Fruity and mid-bodied, with a nose of plum and black cherry dominating, vanilla and light smoke and a hint of cedar. On the palate, black fruit turns to red with a lingering cherry finish. The quintessential summertime pairing.

Tandoori & Gewurztraminer: Whether you pair traditional chicken or lamb, or grilled veggie dishes, the slight sweetness of Ravine Wineries 2018 Gewürztraminer cools the spicy hotness of the dishes. Aromas of lychee, fresh ginger and juicy apricots, with pronounced & lingering flavours of sweet apricot.

Stocked Cellars is proud to offer an alternative to traditional wine retail. Why leave the cool comfort of your backyard this summer? It’s never been easier to shop and enjoy first-hand professional assistance to help you choose the wines that perfectly suit your personal tastes. Browse, shop, buy wine online and be ready for your next barbecue with friends and family.

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