Ask a Sommelier: Wine Advice for Grilling

Ask a Sommelier

We ask top somms across the country for their wine-related advice.


This time of year, it's easy to feel like you should always be grilling. Got fava beans? Asparagus? Throw them on the grill. Chicken? Who roasts anymore? Steak? Obvious choice. But grilling adds a layer of flavor to food, and the best drink accompaniment will be different than if you prepared these ingredients another way. A little char, a little smoke...those are flavors that wine can latch onto. We asked 14 sommeliers for their grilling-season wine advice. Which wines are best with grilled food? Here's what they had to say.

About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is the editor of Serious Eats: Drinks. She lives in San Francisco. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.

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