Experts Choose the Ultimate Wines for Late Summer Burgers, Dogs, and Barbecue
Don't look now, but summer is winding down. You can almost seeLabor Day through the thermal waves of August. We've still got a few good weeks left, though, and there are still plenty of long, light evenings left for outdoor cooking — charred rare steak, dogs and burgers on the grill, long-smoked ribs orbrisket — foods you might eat all year long but that have a special flavor when prepared over charcoal (or propane if you must) while the weather's warm. The traditional beverages for such fare include beer, iced tea, lemonade, and did we mention beer? But wine has a place on the cookout table, too. For suggestions, we reached out to the men and women who match wine and food for a living — sommeliers, wine buyers, and wine-savvy proprietors at some of the nation's best restaurants. Here's what they had to say.