Sizzling wines for National BBQ Week, 25th May – 1st June 2015

Here are some great wine suggestions to enhance your alfresco dining this summer

One of the best things about a good BBQ is the wonderful assortment of side dishes that are offered to accompany the main dish, including tasty salads, rolls and breads, cheeses and condiments!

Anything goes with a BBQ and the same can be said about the wine – there are so many styles to choose from and they can all add a boost to your BBQ pleasure. Choose your wine ‘main and sides’ from this tempting BBQ buffet:

Esk Valley Riesling 2013 – £13.25

A gloriously fresh, dry, zesty wine with hints of tropical fruit – it loves spicy salads and sizzling shellfish straight from the BBQ.
Hoults Wine Merchants,  Wineworld,  Beaconsfield Wine Cellars, The New Zealand House of Wine, Wimbledon Wine Cellars, Lindley Fine Wine,  Flagship Wines Ltd, Denhofer Wines Ltd, The Devine Wine Company

Vidal Pinot Gris 2014 – £11.85

Inviting flavours of spiced pear, quince and apple make this a perfect wine for crisp, fruity salads and succulent grilled chicken and fish.
Dunedin Wines Limited, The Halifax Wine Company, The New Zealand House of Wine, Ann et Vin
***AMG Comment – The flavours of this aromatic and delicate wine are the perfect complement to lighter dishes

Joseph Mellot Menetou-Salon Les Thureaux 2013 – £17.65

This wine has real intense aromas and flavours of citrus and tropical fruit – it loves a good goats cheese salad or prawn brochettes.
North and South Wines, Kingsgate Wines, Noble Green Wines, Village Wines (Amersham), Evington’s,  DeFINE Food and Wine, Partridges Of Sloane St,  Amps Fine Wines, The Halifax Wine Company, Sunninghill WIne Merchant, Thomas Peatling, Harrisons Fine Wines,  Taylor’s Fine Wine, B J R Hanby, The Clifton Cellars, Dylans Wine Merchants, Hoults Wine Merchants, Ann et Vin, Hailsham Cellars, Islington Wine, The Leamington Wine Company, Village Wines (Ware)

Cleefs Classic Collection Chenin Blanc 2014 – £8.90

A full and fruity wine bursting with ripe pineapple and peach flavours – it makes a good match for a chicken burger or the all-important pre-bbq crisps!
Constantine Stores Ltd, Fountainhall Wines, The Leamington Wine Company, Taylor’s Fine Wine,  The Bottleneck, The Cork and Keg, Stop & Save (TW) Ltd, Partridges Of Sloane St, Russell Vintners, Cambridge Wine Merchants, The Devine Wine Company (Kent) Ltd, Islington Wine, B J R Hanby, The Cave, Ray Wine, SA Wines Online, Village Wines (Ware)

Errazuriz ‘Aconcagua Costa’ Chardonnay 2013 – £16.15

With layers of flavours and aromas this crisp, toasty chardonnay can handle all sorts of BBQ dishes.
Noel Young Wines, Stone Vine and Sun Ltd, Hailsham Cellars, Kingsgate Wines, North and South Wines, The Wine Reserve,  DeFINE Food and Wine, Beaconsfield Wine Cellars, The Whalley Wine Shop,  Dike & Sons, Peake Wine Associates, Village Wines (Ware)

Zalze Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier 2013 – £8.29

Rich and full-bodied this wonderfully perfumed red is bangin’ with bangers!

Jean-Luc Colombo Les Collines de Laure 2013 – £12.45

This 100% Syrah from young vines of the Northern Rhône is fruity, generous & beautifully balanced – guaranteed to warm up any cool BBQ evening!
Harrods Of Knightsbridge, Portland Wine Company, Whole Foods Market Camden, Luvians Bottleshop, Dickens House Wine Emporium Ltd, Eynsham Cellars Limited, www. The, Islington Wine

Villa Maria Private Bin Syrah 2011 – £13.30

With elegant red fruit flavours and peppery spice this gorgeous wine invites a full-bodied foodie partner of grilled BBQ meat or strong cheese.
Nisa, Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, The Strand Wine Company, Lindley Fine Wine, R N B Stores, Village Wines (Amersham),  The Cork and Keg, Famous Wine, Islington Wine,  Precious Link

Grant Burge Cameron Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – £17.75

Rich black cherries and savoury spice meet ripe cassis fruit in this tasty wine – definitely one for a BBQ steak à la Aussie tradition!
Rodney Densem Wines,  Medina Wines,  Ellies Cellar,  Cork and Bottle, DP Vintners,  Ann et Vin,  Beaconsfield Wine Cellars, Peake Wine Associates,  The Wine Shop, The Leamington Wine Company, North and South Wines, Refreshers,  Bacchus Et Al, Grape Sense, Islington Wine, Ray Wine
***AMG Comment – A big wine to go with some big tastes, ideal with a flavoursome bone-in ribeye

Cune Reserva 2010 – £15.35

This silky, brambly fruit Rioja has delicious balsam and warm spice notes – a very classy BBQ match.
Waitrose, Majestic Wine Warehouse, Bargain Booze, The Wine Press, Whole Foods Market Camden, Wine Rack, Christopher Piper Wines, Hailsham Cellars, Taylor’s Fine Wine, Wine Chambers, Beers Wines & Spirits, D.Byrne & Co, Islington Wine, The Leamington Wine Company, Portland Wine Company,  The Whalley Wine Shop, Fountainhall Wines
*** AMG Comment – As well as steak, strong cheeses like Stilton and aged Cheddar are the perfect pairings with this wine

* Note, the RRP given for each wine is a guide price only, prices may vary from retailer to retailer as each chooses their own individual pricing.