Summer Grilling with White Wines

Staff Writer
5 great grilled chicken recipes and the wines that work perfectly with them

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The best white wine pairings for grilling.

While I love a big, thick juicy steak grilled over hardwood, I find myself more often opting for something a little lighter. Grilled chicken and seafood recipes are becoming my best friends, and along with them I’m exploring the world of white and rosé wines in more depth than ever before.

While a good steak is pretty easy to pair with wine, with so many red wines ready to fill the role, the lighter grilled chicken and seafood recipes are a bit trickier. Many people like to top their grilled steaks with sauces and marinades, but the best steak is just that, a perfectly aged, perfectly grilled slab of beef, so wine pairing is simple and easy. With seafood, and chicken in particular, there are sauces, marinades, and rubs that come into play. Lets take a look at some of the most deliciously common styles of grilled chicken and work out the best wine pairings for each.

Click here for the pairings and recipes. 

Best Wines for Weekend Grilling10 Spring Wines You've Never Heard Of

— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth