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Time for wine

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Friday is Corn on the Cob Day! We thought the perfect way to celebrate this day was a festive barbecue on a warm summer day.  According to IntoWine, wine has become increasingly popular as a refreshing summertime choice instead of the commonly thought beer choice. They have recommended some great wines to pair with your barbecue.

Zinfandel. Nothing goes better with All-American barbecue than All-American Zin. Their recommendation is the 2005 Shenandoah Vineyards “Special Reserve” Amador Zinfandel.

Rosé. Their recommendation is the Château de Puligny-Montrachet Bourgogne Rosé (Pinot Noir) (approx $17).  There’s nothing better for a barbecue in terms of refreshment and ability to span the range of whatever you put on the grill: sausages, red meat, vegetables, seafood…

Rosé of Cabernet or Merlot. They recommend the 2006 Rosé de Chateau Haut Bailly (Approx $15). A very rich and full-bodied rosé; it is very dry with a lingering aftertaste and a fresh, vibrant palate impression of raspberries and blackberries. This wine has the strength of red Bordeaux to handle barbecued meat, while the crisp acidity is perfect for the heat!