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Memorial Day: 6 Unrivaled BBQ Wine Pairings

Kelsey Chesterfield

Get your friends and family together for this long weekend and be sure to fire up the grill! We’re serving you 6 fantastic BBQ recipes that will make your mouth water and put your wine glass on auto-refill. Wine pairs with anything and especially the irresistible flavors of anything you put on the grill. Unless your definition of grilled means probably won’t pair well with that.

So, hand the utensils over to the grill masters and let them go to work while you sip on a great wine that was hand delivered by the best wine of the month club, yours truly. Not to toot our own horn, but try the wines and it will all make sense!

Without further adieu, here are 6 unrivaled recipes and the wines that make them even better for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Stuffed Bacon CheeseburgersStuffed Bacon Cheeseburgers

Starting this list off right...bacon stuffed cheeseburgers! Treat yourself and your guests to a feast of these mouthwatering burgers. Trust us...they're even more delicious than they sound! Everyone is sure to be lining up for seconds.

Pair it with a Red Blend

Yogurt & Apricot Chicken SkewersYogurt & Apricot Chicken Skewers

If red meat nor fish are your preferred protein, try a fantastic chicken recipe! The skewers make them easy to prepare, cook and share with the crowd, not to mention the yogurt marinade and added apricot make this one truly memorable.

• Pair it with a Chardonnay

Grilled Asian SalmonGrilled Asian Salmon

For those of you who crave a lighter dish that is still great for Memorial Day Weekend, this grilled salmon recipe is it! The Asian-inspired marinade sauce recipe is simple and very flavorful - highlighting the salmon beautifully.

Pair it with a Pinot Noir

Grilled Oysters w/ Mango Pico de Gallo & Red Chili HorseradishGrilled Oysters w/ Mango Pico de Gallo & Red Chili Horseradish

If you’re looking to go with something fancier for your weekend celebrations, look no further, these grilled oysters are to die for! Easy to prepare with excellent flavors of sweet, spicy, briny, and fresh oysters - this recipe has it all!

• Pair it with a Sauvignon Blanc.

BBQ RibsBest BBQ Ribs

What’s a barbecue cookout without ribs?! These are made with a specialty dry rub, grilled to perfection and smothered in delicious BBQ rib sauce. Be careful with this recipe…your friends and family will definitely be asking you to make more. And let them them know where you got the recipe!

Pair it with a Cabernet Sauvignon

BBQ Pork CutletsBBQ Pork Cutlets

An authentic New Zealand BBQ recipe featuring mouthwatering Pork Cutlets! A special thanks to the Artisan Vinegar company and to Tania for supplying the ideal recipe for this holiday weekend. You can find the Lager Vinegar in our New Zealand Adventure Package.

Pair it with a Cabernet Franc

Any number of these recipes would be fantastic for this Memorial Day Weekend! These are our top picks for pairing your wines with something great from the BBQ. But if you’re interested in a specific varietal pairing or none of the options above peak your interest, head over to our Recipes page to find exactly what you’re looking for!