What wine to serve at a barbecue?

Nothing better than a barbecue to share a good time with your friends. But when the time comes to prepare the wine, which will be the most suitable for the meal? Quite a problem ... There are so many possibilities available to us when we want to barbecue! Let's go to the cellar inspection to find out what to pair with sausages, pork, red and white meat, vegetables and fish!

Wine and sausage pairing

For this kind of dish, the safe bet is rosé! If you had released a fresh and light rosé for the aperitif, you can calmly continue the meal with the same wine. But if you have a rosé especially for the meal, then we will recommend more lively and full-bodied rosés, made from Saint-Laurent grape for example, or Pinot noir.

As for white wines, they are not left out either. Mettwurscht and cheese sausages have been easily paired for years at our Grillfest, with the traditional Pinot Gris and Rivaner. The latter has aromas of spices going towards muscat which will ideally counterbalance the spices or herbs of certain sausages.

The wine and pork pairing

While you can continue to drink the rosé you started with the sausages, pork is a rather delicate meat and also pairs well with young, fruity and light red wines. Here too, a fairly young Saint-Laurent will do. But if you want a little more power, head for a slightly more ripe Pinot Noir.

If you are a fan of heavily grilled pork, you can easily serve it with a more robust wine. You can then choose to turn to a slightly older wine, aged in oak barrels, to enjoy a wine with a little more body in the mouth.

The red wine should be light, fruity, but also quite fresh (between 12 and 14 ° C).

Wine and red meat pairing

In this case, it's not complicated, and everyone will agree. Juicy, grilled beef goes perfectly with wines of the same stature: full-bodied. The power of red meat and the smoky notes transmitted by grilling over the embers will go marvelously well with a tannic red wine, with woody notes transmitted by aging in oak barrels.

Wine and white meat pairing

For white meats like chicken, you can opt for a fresh rosé wine or a red wine with a light palate that will accompany the meat and support its taste without altering it. But if the poultry has been the subject of a stronger spice marinade, then you will need a slightly more full-bodied red wine.

You can also think of Pinot gris, for all kinds of poultry, white meat skewers or chicken marinated in herbs. With its pleasant acidity, all in freshness, and its beautiful note of minerality, it will bring an ideal freshness with this type of meat.

Wine, vegetables and fish pairing

Nothing better and healthier than a good grilling of fresh fish with small vegetables. And to accompany all this, no matter what type of fish you have chosen to grill, it is with Riesling that you must accompany it! Riesling is the king of white grape varieties and is known to be lively and fruity. It is often cited as being the perfect wine to accompany grilled fish and it is very often recommended for tasting "fried foods from the Moselle". However, if your guests have a preference for red wine, offering them a Pinot noir will also be a great way to find the perfect match with the tender flesh of the fish.

One requirement: keep it simple

To choose a wine with its barbecue, it is therefore necessary to choose it according to the meat and the way in which it is prepared. But whatever the case, we must also keep in mind that the barbecue is a simple and convivial meal. Then prefer wines with the same criteria: SIMPLE and FRIENDLY! Enjoy your lunch !

Riesling 2018

Domaine Henri Ruppert

Riesling 2018

From 10,90 €
Riesling 2018

Caves Legill Paul

Riesling 2018

From 9,15 €
Riesling 2019 Felsberg

Clos Mon Vieux Moulin

Riesling 2019 Felsberg

From 14,90 €
Riesling 2018 Kelterbierg

Caves Leuck-Thull

Riesling 2018 Kelterbierg

From 21,80 €
Riesling 2018 Köppchen

Domaine Schlink

Riesling 2018 Köppchen

From 11,70 €
Riesling 2018 Nossbam

Pundel Vins Purs

Riesling 2018 Nossbam

From 12,65 €
Riesling 2018 Palmberg

Domaine Max-Lahr

Riesling 2018 Palmberg

From 11,65 €
Riesling 2019 Dieffert

Benoit & Claude Viticulteurs

Riesling 2019 Dieffert

From 13,85 €
Saint Laurent 2018

Domaine L&R Kox

Saint Laurent 2018

From 11,20 €
Saint Laurent 2019 Ongkaf

Domaine Schlink

Saint Laurent 2019 Ongkaf

From 13,50 €
Pinot Noir 2018 Ongkaf

Domaine Schlink

Pinot Noir 2018 Ongkaf

From 14,30 €
Pinot Noir 2018

Domaine L&R Kox

Pinot Noir 2018

From 9,20 €
Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2019

Domaine Henri Ruppert

Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2019

From 15,40 €
Pinot Noir "Rouge Barrique" 2019

Domaine Krier-Bisenius

Pinot Noir "Rouge Barrique" 2019

From 13,60 €
Pinot Noir 2019

Domaine Krier-Welbes

Pinot Noir 2019

From 14,60 €
Saint Laurent Rosé 2020 Hommelsberg

Domaine Schram

Saint Laurent Rosé 2020 Hommelsberg

From 10,25 €
Saint Laurent Rosé 2020

Domaine L&R Kox

Saint Laurent Rosé 2020

From 9,75 €
Simplement 2020

Caves René Bentz

Simplement 2020

From 8,40 €
Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Domaine Schram

Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

From 9,85 €
Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Domaine L&R Kox

Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

From 8,95 €
Rivaner 2020

Domaine Krier-Welbes

Rivaner 2020

From 8,45 €
Rivaner 2020 Markusbierg

Domaine Sunnen-Hoffmann

Rivaner 2020 Markusbierg

From 7,90 €
Rivaner 2020

Domaine Schram

Rivaner 2020

From 6,50 €
Pinot Gris 2019

Domaine Henri Ruppert

Pinot Gris 2019

From 10,90 €
Pinot Gris 2018

Domaine Sunnen-Hoffmann

Pinot Gris 2018

From 27,35 €
Müller Thurgau (Rivaner) 2016

Happy Duchy

Müller Thurgau (Rivaner) 2016

From 7,70 €
Gris de Pinot Gris 2020

Domaine Schram

Gris de Pinot Gris 2020

From 11,35 €
Gris de Pinot Gris 2020

Domaine Krier-Welbes

Gris de Pinot Gris 2020

From 13,95 €
Gris de Pinot Gris 2020 Weinbour

Domaine Schumacher-Lethal

Gris de Pinot Gris 2020 Weinbour

From 11,65 €
Cuvée Kosettchen rosé 2020

Domaine Schlink

Cuvée Kosettchen rosé 2020

From 11,25 €
Pinot Gris 2019 Elterberg

Pundel Vins Purs

Pinot Gris 2019 Elterberg

From 11,35 €
Pinot Gris 2019 Ehnerberg

Caves Leuck-Thull

Pinot Gris 2019 Ehnerberg

From 9,90 €
Pinot Gris 2019 Ehnerberg

Domaine Keyser-Kohll

Pinot Gris 2019 Ehnerberg

From 11,35 €
Happy Rosé

Happy Duchy

Happy Rosé

From 9,25 €
Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2019

Domaine Henri Ruppert

Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2019

From 15,40 €
Pinot Noir "Rouge Barrique" 2019

Domaine Krier-Bisenius

Pinot Noir "Rouge Barrique" 2019

From 13,60 €
Pinot Noir 2020

Caves René Bentz

Pinot Noir 2020

From 20,65 €
Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2018

Caves Legill Paul

Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2018

From 14,20 €
Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2017

Domaine L&R Kox

Pinot Noir "Barrique" 2017

From 18,80 €
Pinot Noir 2018 CHARTA Luxembourg

Domaine Krier-Bisenius

Pinot Noir 2018 CHARTA Luxembourg

From 21,80 €