Weekend Wine and Food Pairing – Hot Dogs and Rosé

The summer heat brings on a whole new wave of wine and food pairings.  Every year it seems that my friends ask me if there is a wine they can pair with hot dogs at their weekend BBQs.  They seem perplexed and often rather reach for a beer.  While some beers are always great pairings with hot dogs, I think that Rosé is an excellent wine pairing.

Tablas Creek 2012 Patelin de Tablas Rosé
Tablas Creek 2012 Patelin de Tablas Rosé

Look for a light-bodied Rosé that has soft fruit flavors, healthy acidity, and perhaps a hint of white pepper.  One wine I suggest is Tablas Creek’s 2012 Patelin de Tablas Rosé.  With ripe, red fruit, hints of citrus, spice, and noticeable acidity, this wine is a great complement to a hot dog (or sausage).  ($20, 14% alcohol)

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