What should we drink with a barbecue?
The choice of wine will depend on the type of meat!
To accompany red meat
With a meat with a strong character like beef, a simple herb is enough to change the taste like rosemary or thyme for example. With this, red wines with red and black fruit aromas will be all the rage. Wines with a few tannins and a slightly fleshy side in the mouth will go well with this type of meat, so think of rather simple but powerful wines to accompany the taste of beef. This type of wine can be found in Bordeaux, Languedoc or the reds of the Rhone Valley.
But also white meat
For white meats such as chicken or pork, opt for a fresh rosé or a red with a light mouthfeel that will accompany the meat and support its taste without altering it. For example, marinate your pork or chicken in a marinade made with herbs and lemon, it changes, it's fresh and it's good! Think of Mediterranean or Loire rosés for this marinade. Red wines from the Loire or Bordeaux can also do the trick on stronger marinades with spices, for example, as on raw meat.
& the chipolatas!
For our famous sausages and merguez, choose a wine according to their tastes. Beaujolais can be a good ally, like some Rhône reds with intense notes of fruit and spices for the merguez. As an alternative to sausage with herbs, why not duck sausage for example, less complicated to cook than duck breast and just as good. Go into the kitchen and innovate, small fresh chorizos that you will cook on the barbecue, cut them into slices and put them all in a small traditional risotto or even with fish notes (with dry ink for example!)! Combine this with Pacherenc from Château Montus et Bouscassé and you'll be on holiday, in the mouth as in real life.
Fish swims in white wine
Speaking of the sea, let's get down to the fish. Let's change from salmon to sea bream with thyme or fennel, accompanied by small summer vegetables. This is our simple and effective recipe idea. With this kind of alliance, opt for a white wine that is a little fruity and even has a citrus fruit flavour, like a Loire wine, or even an Alsace wine.