A Great Red Wine for Grilling!

A Great Red Wine for Grilling!


All right! Summertime is here again, which
means time for some backyard grilling. How would you like a red wine that’s
versatile enough to pair with many different types of grilled fare? Let’s talk about that and more,
on today’s quick sips! So as the warmer weather begins to roll in, you’re going to see a lot of different kinds of foods coming off the grill: anything from asparagus to pork chops and spare ribs. so is there a wine out there that’s versatile enough to have with all these different types of grilled foods? In my opinion the answer is yes,
and this is it right here… This is Cabernet franc. Originally from France, but now found all over the world. It’s one of my favorite grapes. Now, as you may have guessed, Cabernet franc
is related to Cabernet sauvignon. It may not be as famous,
but it’s every bit as delicious. if I had to describe Cabernet franc to you,
I’d say it’s softer and more supple than Cabernet Sauvignon. It has these beautiful flavors of cassis
and plums, sometimes black cherries… …these types of flavors are well suited
to grilled meats, Especially white meats like pork and chicken. Sometimes when it’s not grown to full ripeness, Cabernet franc has a little bit of this
green tomato leaf flavor to it; which as you might guess, could pair very well with vegetables. Even though Cabernet franc is a slightly
more full-bodied red wine, it’s still light enough to pair with all
that great summer food. In fact, I like throw mine in the
refrigerator and chill it up, just a bit. There are two major regions in France
where this grape is the star, but now it’s grown all over the world. It’s doing particularly well on the
eastern coast of the United States in places like New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. This bottle right here is from Argentina. Because the original French Cabernet franc
has been around for so long, you’ll find those prices tend to be a little bit higher. If you want something affordable for everyday drinking, look to the other parts of the world for
a Cabernet franc that will run you anywhere from
twelve to twenty dollars a bottle. That’s nice! OK. So now that you know a
little bit about Cab Franc, go out and get yourself a bottle, pair it up
with your grilled fare, and let me know how it went! Don’t worry I’m not gonna “grill” you too hard. Hey, do you think you’d like tips like these
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