Summer Wines – Austin Wine And Spirits Store
Oak Liquor Cabinet, Your Local Austin Wine And Spirits Store, wishes you all a happy 4th of July! Today is a day to celebrate all that makes America great, and many of us will do that today with our friends and family. Many of us will break out the grill or smoker and in Texas Tradition grill some great food, and some of us will pair that food with wine.
If you are going to pair wine with anything from the grill, you can relax, as this is a rather easy task. You only need to consider two things, how hearty or heavy the food is, and which is the dominant flavor in the food. Lighter less hearty foods such as chicken, veggies, and white fish your ideal summer wine pairing would be a light wine like Nobilo sauvignon blanc. If you are grilling up something heavy like sausages, burgers or steaks you will want a full bodied robust wine to pair it with. There are robust and light red and white wines, so you are not stuck to just red or white when it comes to pairing. You also need to consider however the dominant flavor of the food, for example in Texas we almost always use a rub or marinade or a sauce on our chicken, and this will almost always be the dominant flavor.
Here is a list of great summer wines that Oak Liquor Cabinet, Your Local Austin Wine And Spirits Store carries in stock. Do not see your favorite wine listed? We may already carry it, if not simply ask us, that is part of what makes us the best Austin Wine And Spirits Store, we work hard to bring in exactly what you need.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
One of our most popular brands of sauvignon blanc, we always have a bottle of this cold. This wine is from New Zealand, and one thing about New Zealand is that they do sauvignon blanc right. This wine is A wonderful balance of brash lime, herb and tropical flavors.
Light-bodied and vibrant, with bright apple, lime and orange tones. This goes perfect with grilled chicken.
Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging in used wines barrels gives this red’s luscious blackberry flavors a gentle cedar note.
Bieler Père et Fils Rosé
This one is very popular at Your Local Austin Wine And Spirits Store. This incredible value from Provence combines the richness and peppery spice of a red wine with the crisp minerality of a white. Perfect with salad, or creamy, mild cheeses.
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
Enjoyable on its own as an apéritif, or pairs well with any lighter seafood dish, lemon herb chicken, or summer salads.