I have two words for you: Zinfandel and Barbecue.
We go together like rama-lama-lama-lama-ding-de-ding-de-dong …
and Barbecue …
And now I have five more words for you: THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER!
My personal invitation to you:
It sounds so simple, and in many ways it is; Zinfandel & BBQ: a perfect pair. But think about Kansas City, think about Memphis, think about Texas! Research is clearly required … and Ridge is here to help. I happily invite you to join me for an exploration of regional barbecue styles, and how to pair them with different zinfandels. Our specially-selected chefs will be offering a quartet of regional styles (yes, there will even be a Northern California spin!) perfectly paired with our singular array of single-vineyard zinfandels, and all you have to do is sip, taste, and enjoy! So please join me this 4th of July weekend for an engaging afternoon of delicious wine, food and friends.
The “Official” Specs:
Zins, Blends & BBQ
Saturday July 2nd ~ Monte Bello
11-5pm, complimentary to Members, $30/person otherwise
The “Unofficial” Specs:
This is going to be so good!
Don’t believe me? Then let Steve Heimoff — legendary wine author, Wine Enthusiast West Coast Editor, and host of the award-winning blog SteveHeimoff.com –tell you all about it. Steve just very recently penned a piece for Wine Enthusiast Magazine all about pairing zinfandel with barbecue, and alongside a delightful panoply of delicious possibilities, he highlights our 2009 Ridge Vineyards East Bench with a 92 point rating!
92 Ridge 2009 East Bench Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley); $26. A rich and satisfying Zinfandel, showing classic varietal flavors of ripe, wild red berries, tobacco, soy sauce, bacon and white pepper. Alcohol is notable in the slight heat and glyceriney sweetness, but those elements are welcome parts of the wine’s personality.
Zinfandel & Barbecue.
Remembered forever like
shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom …