If you are hosting summer BBQ’s to embrace the season in style with friends and family, then high-quality tipples are an absolute must. We have some delicious inspiration for you, below. You’ll also find some tasty recipes to try your hand at making.
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Take picnics and barbecues to the next level this summer with Barefoot Wine, the world’s #1 wine brand. Life’s more fun when we’re together, that’s why Barefoot has a wine for everyone; their delicious wines will have you reaching for another sip. Our Barefoot summer BBQ faves are:-
This popular classic is full of cherry, boysenberry and plum aromas. Enjoy the warm chocolatey, mocha finish with a smoky vanilla–oak after–tone. A medium–bodied Merlot is the most versatile out of the reds and can be paired nicely with all red, smoked and cured meats. For something a bit different, serve Barefoot Merlot with seared swordfish or tuna.
Barefoot White Zinfandel
Fruity White Zinfandel has fruity notes of peach, pears, strawberries and pineapple. As delicious on its own over ice as it is with a spicy Indian tandoori or a fragrant South East Asian curry, Barefoot White Zinfandel is also a great – and unexpected match – for salty bacon, grapes, mild cheese and cured meat.
Barefoot Wine is available from retailers nationwide, RRP £7.50
Kavka Orchard Vodka Recipe
A crowd pleaser and the perfect tool to quench the thirst of the masses this Summer. Take the hassle out of hosting and whip up a batch before your guests arrive. This Polish Twist On A Pimms makes approximately six cocktails, all you need to do is pour all the ingredients into the pitcher, add ice, stir together and serve to your guests upon their arrival.
POLISH TWIST ON A PIMMS [Serves 6]
Silverhand Estate’s debut release, Silver Reign, is a reflection of the regal heritage, involving King Ludd’s pioneering legacy to bring the unique terroir of the Garden of England to life, producing England’s finest sparkling wines. Timeless and elegant, refreshing and bubbly, Silver Reign is the sparkling wine you will be sipping all summer long.
Silver Reign comes from organically cultivated vines and is made using the Charmat method, a winemaking process ideally suited to producing light, fresh Sparkling wines. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, this is a delightful English sparkling wine filled with delicate aromas of Elderflower, white hedgerow flowers, pear and apricot. A fine mousse leads to a refreshing finish with lingering flavours of citrus and ripe stone fruit. It is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians. This is English Charmat at an affordable price. Light and fruity, it’s less sweet than its sparkling counterparts Prosecco, Cava and Crémant.
Silver Reign is the exciting and delightful accompaniment to those long picnic dates on summer days, the gatherings in the garden, meet-ups with friends on balmy evenings, and celebrating those milestone moments with family. Keep up to date with @silverhandestate on Instagram and purchase Silver Reign for £17 from thewinecaverns.co.uk
Gratien & Meyer Cremant De Loire Brut Rose
Founded back in 1864, Gratien & Meyer are one of the leading producers of Cremant wines (traditional method sparkling) in the Loire region of France. These are produced in the same way as Champagne, but sell for much less, making them a great value alternative for celebrations and special occasions.
Since 1864, Gratien & Meyer offers sparkling wines of an exceptional quality. Elegant and authentic, this Crémant de Loire is ideal for sipping at your summer BBQ’s. Priced at £12.50 from Tesco.