Wine & Burger Pairings for Your Long Weekend Barbecue

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Wine & Burger Pairings for Your Long Weekend Barbecue

A bottle of Bask sauvignon blanc being enjoyed with lunch.

As the May 2-4 long weekend approaches, it’s time to fire up the grill, stock up on buns, and get ready for flavour-packed fun. Whether you’re off to the cottage or planning a relaxing staycation, there’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a freshly grilled burger paired with the perfect sip: Wine!

To ensure your long weekend barbecue is nothing short of epic, we’ve curated a list of delectable wine and burger combinations. From juicy beef patties to savoury portobello mushrooms, we’ve got something for everyone. So grab your tongs, open the wine, and let’s elevate our grill game!

Beef Burgers + Baco Noir

The classic beef burger is a staple of any barbecue feast. Pair this juicy delight with a bold and fruit-forward Baco Noir for a match made in heaven. The earthy undertones of the wine complement the rich flavours of the beef, while its acidity cuts through the fat, leaving your palate refreshed and craving more. The acidity in this varietal also makes it super versatile, so have fun with a variety of toppings! 

Recommended Wine Pairings:

Sandbanks Reserve Baco Noir: Savour a full-bodied red wine with notes of blackberry and toasty oak – perfect for elevating your beef burger experience.

Inniskillin Baco Noir: Sip this toasty and well-balanced Baco Noir with flavours of cherry, cocoa, and plum, guaranteed to impress any wine enthusiast.

Chicken Burgers + Sauvignon Blanc

Next on our list is the lighter alternative to beef – the chicken burger. Packed with flavour and herbs, this culinary delight pairs beautifully with a crisp and refreshing fan favourite, like Sauvignon Blanc. With its bright acidity and citrusy notes, this wine is the perfect companion for herb-loving dishes, from chicken burgers to pesto pasta salad and everything in between.  

Recommended Wine Pairings: 

Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Selection Sauvignon Blanc: Treat your taste buds to the crisp and light-bodied flavours of gooseberry and citrus in this delightful Sauvignon Blanc. 

BASK Sauvignon Blanc: Enjoy the refreshing notes of lemongrass, citrus, and gooseberry in this 0g sugar per 3/4 cup (188mL) serving wine, ideal for any occasion.  

Portobello Mushroom Burgers + Pinot Noir

For our vegetarian friends, we have the hearty and meaty portobello mushroom burger. Pair this savoury “patty” with a light to medium-bodied Pinot Noir for a match made in vegetarian paradise. The wine’s complex earthy flavours complement the umami richness of mushrooms.

Recommended Wine Pairings: 

Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir: Experience the well-structured tannins, floral cherry flavours, and a touch of spice in this exquisite Pinot Noir.

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Pinot Noir: Earthy tones and fresh red fruit flavours of plum and blueberry with a sensational mocha finish.

Fish Burgers + Chardonnay

Finally, we have the elegant and buttery Chardonnay paired with a beautiful salmon burger. The richness of this white wine varietal complements the delicate flavours of clams, mussels, and a beautiful salmon burger. The buttery texture of Chardonnay adds a luxurious touch to every bite.

Recommended Wine Pairings:

Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Selection Chardonnay: Try this dry and full-bodied white with flavours of ripe apples, pears, and buttery oak, perfect for seafood lovers.

Inniskillin Chardonnay: Treat yourself to the fresh peach and tropical fruit notes, complemented by hints of baking spice, vanilla, and fresh cream.

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A bottle of Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.

Discover the perfect wine pairings for your long weekend barbecue at Wine Rack. With our broad range of local VQA wines, including Jackson-Triggs, Sandbanks, Inniskillin, and Saintly to unique finds like Vintage Ink and Sidney, there’s something for every palate and budget. With our convenient store hours and a team of local wine experts, we’re here to guide you through our extensive collection and ensure that your long weekend barbecue is a sizzling success.  

Whether you’re seeking a classic favourite or something delightfully different, we have the perfect bottle for you. Fire up the grill, pour yourself a glass of your favourite wine, and let the long weekend festivities begin! Cheers to good food, great company, and unforgettable memories. Happy grilling!

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