Help Me Find Good Wines to Drink With Cook-Out Foods

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Q: Big dilemma. It's BBQ season and I'm a wine drinker. Can you recommend any wines that would go well with things like ribs, sausage, hamburgers and steak?

I'm thinking rosé since reds are too heavy for summer, and would love some suggestions. Thanks!

Sent by Alexandra

Editor: Alexandra, this sounds like a Lambrusco job to us! Chilled, bubbly, slightly sweet red wine, and low alcohol levels (so, good for drinking in larger quantities, and with spicy foods like grilled sausage and ribs).

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Also remember that many light reds are best served slightly chilled — perfect for a meaty cook-out. Check out this list of recommendations:

Slightly Chilled, Very Refreshing: 13 Red Wines for Summer

Definitely check out Mary's post from yesterday on 4th of July wines, too.

Readers, what other kinds of wine do you like to drink at your cook-outs?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.