July 19, 2012
What’s a BBQ without a crisp and refreshing, beautiful bottle of wine.
For this week’s installment of our Summer BBQ Series we asked our Corporate Beverage Manager, Francis Pendon, to recommend 2 wines that are a must-do at your table this summer.
Burrowing Owl – Pinot Gris
“A soft, welcoming nose of Asian pear, cantaloupe melon, apple blossom and lemon with hints of tropical fruit and baking spice. The palate is dry with balanced acidity and a soft, full texture that leads from ripe pear through nectarine, blood orange, ruby grapefruit onto mineral and nutmeg complexities. This wine has the weight and texture to pair with rich white fish such as halibut, white wine poached chicken or mussels in a curry cream sauce.”
Available at any BC Liquor Store.
Road 13 – Rosé
“A combination of 95 % Gamay Noir, 2 % Kerner, 2 % Bacchus and 1 % Riesling. The 2010 Honest John’s Rosé is a bright salmon color; this “foodie” wine starts with aromas of white pepper, fresh strawberries and herbes de Provence. The palate is generous and savory showing flavors of fresh ground pepper, red cherries, strawberries and dry herbs. The wine has a beautiful mouth-feel with a long, lingering, dry finish. This summer sipper is begging for food.”
Available at specialty stores, such as Liberty Wine Merchants.
What to look forward to in Glowbal’s Summer BBQ Series:
June 29 - Grilling the Perfect Burger
July 5 - Build a beautiful Black Quinoa Salad
July 12 - Barbeque a rack of Pork Ribs
July 19 - The perfect summer wine recommendation
July 24 - Italian Potato Salad recipe
July 26 - Tips for Great Grilling
August 2 - The Perfect Summer Pitcher – a recipe for the best BBQ cocktail
August 9 - A delightful Pasta Salad recipe
August 14 - Grilled Sockeye Salmon topped with tomato & basil relish
August 16 - Prawn & Chorizo Brochettes with tomatillo & avocado salsa
August 23 - A recipe for the best homemade Blueberry Pie and where to pick your own berries
August 30 - All you will ever need to know to set the perfect table, featuring The Cross Decor