I remember back in my Bottlenotes days that Memorial Day BBQ grilled foods and wine pairings were a perennial favorite.
In the spirit of inspiring us to all GET OUTSIDE, enjoy some normalcy, and begin to enjoy (#VACCINATED) life in this post-pandemic era, I hope you enjoy these BBQ and wine pairings tips for this Memorial Day Weekend!
Memorial Day Burgers and All-American Wine Pairings
Black Bean Burgers and Chardonnay
Interested in feasting on one or more burgers without the guilt this Memorial Day weekend? Black bean burgers
are light and airy compared to their beef counterparts and are super with a rich, All-American Chardonnay. My personal favorites are by Far Niente
, Fisher Vineyards
, or for a real splurge, Kistler
Salmon Burgers and Sauvignon Blanc
Cannot go wrong with salmon burgers for us pescatarians; I am a big fan of the sockeye salmon burgers from Vital Choice
. A salmon burger probably pairs beautifully with the chardonnays previously mentioned, as well as with a classic Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc like Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc
, Decoy by Duckhorn
or Spring Mountain Vineyard.
Classic Hamburger (or Beyond Meat Burgers!) and Cabernet Sauvignon (or a red blend)
I am a pinot lover. Period, full stop. I think a classic hamburger (33 great recipes available here
) and/or an “Impossible burger
” (right out of the package onto the grill) are great Memorial Day fare. And you almost never go wrong in pairing burgers with Cabernet Sauvignon. I have too many cabernet favorites to count. Since it was our wedding wine, why don’t we go all out and recommend Fisher Vineyard’s Coach Insignia
or our newest Napa favorite, Krupp Brothers
Cheers to a safe and satisfying Memorial Day!
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