Summer is right around the corner and with it comes warm nights, good company, and the irresistible aroma of BBQ wafting through the air. But a good BBQ isn’t complete without the perfect wine to complement your grilled goodies. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of scrumptious BBQ dishes paired with some of our favorite Bogati wines. And to sweeten the deal, we’ve included some mouthwatering recipes to try at your next cookout!
1. BBQ Chicken and Bogati’s 2021 Seyval Blanc
BBQ chicken, with its rich, smoky flavor, pairs wonderfully with our crisp 2021 Seyval Blanc. This wine’s delicate structure, hints of melon and tones of citrus beautifully balance the tangy BBQ sauce.
Recipe: Season your chicken with salt, pepper, and your favorite BBQ sauce. Grill until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grilled Vegetables and Bogati’s 2021 Tango Blu
Our Tango Blu, a blend of Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc, compliments grilled vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms. Its fruity character and firm acidity cut through the charred flavors perfectly.
Recipe: Toss your chosen vegetables in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill until they are tender and have beautiful grill marks.
3. Grilled Steak and Bogati’s Fat Ass Red
For grilled steak, we recommend our Fat Ass Red. This complex red blend, with its rich flavors of black cherry and spicy tobacco, complements the deep, savory flavors of a well-grilled steak.
Recipe: Season your steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Grill to your desired doneness. Let it rest before slicing against the grain.
4. BBQ Ribs and Bogati’s 2021 JB Merlot
Our 2021 JB Merlot, with its notes of blueberries, espresso, cacao, and tobacco, pairs perfectly with slow-cooked, BBQ ribs. The wine’s full and firm structure can stand up to the richness of the ribs.
Recipe: Rub your ribs with a mix of brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Slow cook them on the grill, regularly basting with BBQ sauce, until tender.
5. Grilled Shrimp and Bogati’s 2021 Blush
The 2021 Bogati Blush is a fantastic match for grilled shrimp. Its fruity notes of strawberry and black cherry, paired with its slight sweetness, complement the sweet, delicate flavor of the shrimp.
Recipe: Marinate your shrimp in a mix of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and chopped fresh herbs. Grill until they’re pink and opaque.
Remember, the best wine pairing is one that you enjoy. These suggestions are just a starting point to inspire your culinary adventures. So fire up the grill, uncork your favorite Bogati wine, and let the BBQ begin! Cheers!