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7 Great Grilling Wines: No Need to Stick to Your Go-To House Red for Grilling All-Stars. Shake It Up with These Varieties for Tastier Matches

Magazine article Sunset

7 Great Grilling Wines: No Need to Stick to Your Go-To House Red for Grilling All-Stars. Shake It Up with These Varieties for Tastier Matches

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MADE FOR CHICKEN

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Spicy ginger BBQ sauce

Saute 1 chopped medium onion, 2 tbsp. each chopped fresh ginger and
chopped garlic, and 1 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a medium saucepan
over medium-high heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup dry rose
or dry white wine, 1/2 cup ketchup, 3 tbsp. each cider vinegar and
packed brown sugar, 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, 1 tsp. Worcestershire,
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper, and 1/8 tsp. cayenne. Simmer, stirring
occasionally, until very slightly thickened, 5 to 6 minutes. Let cool
slightly, add 2 tbsp. lemon juice, then whirl in a blender until
smooth. Makes 21/2 cups.

PER 1/4 CUP 83 CAL., 25% (21 CAL.) FROM FAT; 0.4 G PROTEIN;
2.5 G FAT (0.2 G SAT.); 10 G CARBO (0.3 G FIBER); 295 MG SODIUM;
O MG CHOL.

Brush sauce onto chicken during the last 10 minutes of grilling, and serve extra on the side.

Perfect barbecue pairings

The dish                   Pair with              Our pick

Chicken with Spicy Ginger  Dry rose Its crisp     Quivira 2009 Wine
BBQ Sauce (recipe at       acidity and bright     Creek Ranch Grenache
left)                      red fruit hold up to   Rose (Dry Creek
                           the heat and sweet     Valley; $15).
                           tang of the sauce.     Bone-dry and tart,
                                                  with rhubarb and lime
                                                  spiced with
                                                  cinnamon.

Com on the cob with chile  Unoaked Chardonnay     Iron Horse 2008
and lime juice             Sweet corn loves       "UnOaked"
                           Chard's apple          Chardonnay(Green
                           flavors, and the lime  Valley of Russian
                           makes its crisp        River Valley; $26).
                           citrus notes pop.      Apple, lemon blossom,
                                                  and limestone.

Brats with sweet onions    crisp--great with      Pey-Marin 2008 "The
and hot mustard            spicy pork and         Shell Mound" Riesling
                           sweet-hot toppings.    (Marin County; $24).
                                                  Bone-dry and
                                                  minerally; balanced
                                                  with white peach,
                                                  green apple, and
                                                  lime. … 
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