With summer among us, it’s time to start thinking about grilling out and enjoying this beautiful weather. Most people have trouble creating food and wine pairings that work well. In general, heavier foods like red meat, lamb, and sausage would pair nicely with a bolder red wine like a Merlot or a Cabernet. If you are serving seafood like halibut or scallops, you would want to serve a nice and light white wine like a Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc.
Below is a chart that helps break down which wines go with different meats, cheese, and desserts.
Now that you have an idea of what wines go with what foods, let’s talk about buying the wine.
This part can be a little intimidating. Generally, the staff at your local wine shop are more than happy to help you pick out the perfect wine for your occasion. If you are mixing your wine with anything, like making Sangria, then I would stay on the lower end maybe $10 or less. If you are having a date night with the hubby then I think it’s ok to spend a little more on the wine.
The company that I work with has taken the guesswork out of buying wine. With this premier wine club, you have the option of signing up for the 2 bottle a month or 4 bottle a month subscription. You can order all reds or all whites or mix it up and get both. With your monthly wine shipment, you also get tasting notes that tell you more about the wine and include suggested pairings.
My husband and I have been having a lot of fun with this.
We set a date night every month and after we get the kids down, we open up the wine and cook the suggested meal. We’ve learned a lot about the different wines and the foods that we like to prepare with that wine. It also comes in handy when you are having guests over and you want to impress them with your wine choice!!
This company guarantees that you will love the wine you receive but if you receive a bottle of wine that you don’t like for any reason, you just contact customer service and they will send you out a new bottle free of charge!
We also have VIP Promotions going on right now that include the “refer three & get your wine for free” program and the chance to win monthly prizes like exotic trips, free wine and more.
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About the Author
Hi everyone, so my name is Trisha Brumley and I am a mother to two little ones and I’ve been married to my husband for 10 years. We have always been lovers of wine and have spent quite a bit of time in Napa Valley and even took a wine trip to Italy! I love to talk about, learn about and of course enjoy wine! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!