The Perfect Wines For Your Favorite Summer BBQ

Grilling season is in full swing, and we’ve found that firing up the charcoal is infinitely more satisfying when accompanied by the popping of a cork. Here’s what we’re drinking alongside all varieties of smoky and charred delights.

Sweet and Smoky Barbecued Ribs
Rich, robust reds stand up to smoky flavors and balance sweet ones.

Cepa Pura, Touriga Nacional, Quinta do Montalto 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon “Alberti 154,” Bodega Calle 2010
Côtes de Duras “Le Pie Collette,” Mouthes le Bihan 2010

Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Fresh Herbs
Fresh, summery whites echo the herb notes.

Sauvignon Blanc, Dom. du Moulin 2011
“Jarenincan’ White blend, Crnko 2011
Grechetto, Chiorri 2011

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Butter
Delicate whites with good acidity cut through the richness of buttery sauces.

Rasenno, Bianco di Pitigliano 2011
Cepa Pura Fernão Pires, Quinta do Montalto 2011
Muscadet Cuvée de Vieilles Vignes, Poiron-Dabin 2009