The beginning of June officially signifies summer for me. The weather is warming up and the beaches are packed with people. Grilling is a quintessential part of summer and, while it is pretty easy to pair a nice red wine with burgers, sometimes other food pairings can be a challenge.
My neighbor stopped over while we were grilling last week and saw that there were a few hot dogs on the grill. She asked me what wine I would pour with the hot dogs since it was always a hard pairing for her. She said she always seemed to reach for beer instead. While beer is always a good pairing with hot dogs and sausages, I think that Rosé is a perfect wine pairing. Look for a light-bodied Rosé that has soft fruit flavors, healthy acidity, and perhaps a hint of white pepper. Andrew Murray’s 2011 Sanglier is a great choice along with Big Pink Rosé from Annadele Estate Winery. Grab a grill, some hot dogs (or veggie dogs), and a bottle of Rosé and be sure to enjoy the warm weekend!