WE LEARNED HOW TO PAIR WINES WITH SUMMERTIME BITES
Charles Smith Wines brought some of their favorite bottles to BDOYL, and we figured the best way to enjoy these easy-sipping wines was to pair them alongside some laidback, summertime dishes. So, we leveraged the experts at Charles Smith Wines at Best Day to give us their best recommendations:
Burgers: For an umami-packed burger, reach for a refreshing rosé, like Band of Roses Rosé. Its fruity notes will give you all the summer vibes and get your mouth watering -- especially if you topped that burger with bacon.
Ice Cream: Sweet wines don’t necessarily make for the best dessert pairings. Instead, a red wine with big bold flavor and rich dark fruit notes, like the Boom Boom! Syrah, will essentially become the syrup on top of an ice cream sundae, but the grown-up version.
Lobster Rolls: While some Chardonnays pack a lot of buttery flavor on their own, a crisp, juicy Chardonnay, like Eve Chardonnay, will compliment the buttery lobster flavors, without feeling heavy on your palate.
Tacos: When it comes to spicy dishes, a Riesling will quench that fire faster than a quick gulp of water. That’s because the sugar content helps cleanse the palate, and a Riesling with a lot of minerality, like Kung Fu Girl, will leave you with fresh, fruity flavors -- and ready for a second, spicy bite.