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Pair BBQ food with the perfect wine

03/09/2010 When using a gas BBQ to cook food it is important to pair the meal with the most suitable wine.

According to, Zinfandel is a versatile wine that can be paired with BBQ beef, grilled chicken or roast chicken.

White Zinfandel, which is pale pink in colour, pairs well with chicken, pork or seafood.

Rich roasted meats are best paired with Cabernet Sauvignon which has flavours ranging from blackcurrant, cherry, plum, mint and spice. recently produced a round-up of some of the best wines to wash down BBQ food with.

Included in the list were Mont Gras Carmenere, Turkey Flat Butcher's Block Red, Harrods Cotes du Rhone and Gerard Bertrand Syrah.

Wine and other alcohol can also be used in BBQ marinades, according to

"I cook a lot with booze. It makes everything taste better and really gives food a fabulous depth of flavour," Elizabeth Karmel, executive chef of Hill Country Barbecue Market, told the news provider. ADNFCR-3488-ID-800051229-ADNFCR

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