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Savoring Summer: The Perfect Wine Pairings for Seasonal BBQs

Savoring Summer: The Perfect Wine Pairings for Seasonal BBQs

Have you ever wondered why so many people think that alcohol goes along with barbecue? No? This is why. Grilled meats and vegetables go well with spirits, such as wine  or crisp champagne. Many of us are eager to carry out the long-standing tradition of having a barbecue in the middle of nature while the weather is ideal for summer.

Summer and beverages

It would be best if you considered the hot weather when consuming alcoholic beverages in the summer as it can occasionally lead to dehydration and an accelerated heartbeat. To prevent such situations, you can choose light summer drinks that won't affect your health, even on the hottest days.

It is necessary to choose drinks containing a low level of alcohol (12%), which do not cause dehydration in the body and are lighter to combine with khorovats (barbecues). For example, if you are a big wine lover, you can choose white, rosé, or red wine. Here's how to make a choice.

White Wine

White wine is a popular choice during summer. It typically has a refreshing quality and a lower alcohol level. Here are a few white wines that will help you make a good choice based on your preference.

  • Sauvignon Blanc: This type is characterized by special acidity and refreshing citrus and green apple flavor notes. In the Vino&Vino specialty store, you can find several varieties of Sauvignon Blanc produced in New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Chile, and France. You can combine it with grilled vegetables, as well as types of cheese.
  • Pinot Grigio։ A light white wine with flavors of pear, citrus fruits, and green apple. It is considered a mutated clone of the Pinot Noir grape, which was first grown in Burgundy, France. Today it is widely distributed in the United States, Italy, France, Germany, and other wine regions. Thanks to its delicate flavor notes, it can be combined with grilled chicken breast, pork tenderloin, fish, and other seafood.

White wines delicate fruit and citrus notes can occasionally be the key to the ideal amount of relaxation when paired with delectable grilled meats or vegetables.

Rosé Wine

Rosé wine has more unique flavor notes, so when making your choice you need to consider the flavor notes, alcohol content, and the type of food you want to make a wine pairing with. Here are two types of rosé wine.

  • Provence Rosé: It tastes dry and has a pale pink hue. It is renowned for its citrus flavor notes, red fruit, and elegance. The Provence region, well-known for producing rosé wines, is where the wine's French origins can be traced. It goes well with grilled salmon, potatoes, turkey, and other grilled foods.
  • Novel Rose: Known for its flavors of berries, fruits, and field flowers, this rosé wine is of Armenian descent. It goes well with cheese and desserts, as well as grilled seafood.

Rosé wines are always a great option for making interesting combinations and cooling off in the summer heat. Thus, from a variety of rosé wines, Vino&Vino, you can select your favorite if you'd like to sample new flavors.

Red Wine

The popular red wine has the most diverse flavor notes, characteristics, and producing countries. This variety of wine is many sommeliers’ go-to option, as do those who consistently favor the traditional selection. The below mentioned two varieties of red wine go well with your summertime meal.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Italy, Chile, France, Bulgaria, Australia, the United States, and other nations produce this well-known red wine variety. Typically, the wine is colored differently, ranging from light ruby to dark purple. It goes well with pasta and cheeses, as well as red meat.
  • Merlot: The grape variety is implied by the drink's name. This wine's distinctive flavor notes are derived from the red wine made from the Merlot grape. It tastes fruity when you drink it and can be mixed with grilled chicken and salmon.

Red wine is also widely produced in Armenia and presents a wide variety of flavors. From semi-sweet to sweet and dry. So, get your red wine for your summer party from the trusted Vino&Vino alcohol store.


Among the many alcoholic beverages available, wine is a traditional choice. It can be paired with a wide variety of dishes due to its rich flavor notes and variety of types. So, this summer, enjoy a broad range of wines from Vino&Vino.





Savoring Summer: The Perfect Wine Pairings for Seasonal BBQs Savoring Summer: The Perfect Wine Pairings for Seasonal BBQs

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