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Wine and a BBQ

What better way to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend in style? #bankholidayweekend


Spring is a season of renewal, of growth, and of endless possibilities. After months of huddling indoors, May feels like a proper start to summer. There's something primal and irresistible about the sight and smell of barbecue. Barbecue isn't just a method of cooking—it's a cultural phenomenon, a social gathering, and a celebration of flavors that vary as widely as the regions that claim them. Barbecue has a way of bringing people together and igniting passions that run as deep as the coals beneath the grill. All of us here at Wine and the Wood love to BBQ, getting us ready for the Summer months!



 Wine can be a fantastic complement to barbecue. The key is to find wines that can balance and enhance the richness, smokiness, sweetness and bold flavours. There are varietals of wines which work well. We need acidity, tannins and structure. 


If we want acidity which cuts through the richness and cleans the palate between bites, we need grapes like Sauvignon Blanc or Rose. Those wines provide a refreshing contrast to the savoury flavours of grilled meats. We have some great options like South African Moloko Sauvignon which is full of tropical fruit, green apple, lemon and lime; Peterson’s Grove from New Zealand which is deliciously refreshing with flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruit or our Own Label from Chile which is the lightest option with refreshing notes of pineapple, peach and lemon. Shop Wines here >> Shop Wine | Wine And The Wood | UK

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Moloko Bay sauvignon blanc

Moloko Bay Sauvignon Blanc £9.50 Moloko Bay Sauvignon Blanc | Wine And The Wood


In the realm of wine, few styles evoke the spirit of spring and summer quite like rose. Whether you're a seasoned aficionado or new to the world of wine, there's something irresistible about the allure of rosé. You can explore the diverse array of styles, flavors, and regional expression with wines like 19 Crimes Revolutionary Rose from Spain which is dry with notes of strawberry, grapefruit and candy;  Highbridge White Zinfandel from California which is full of cream flavours like strawberry, raspberry and white peach or you can try sparkling wine from Italy, Bedin Vino Spumante Rose which is fine and delicate on the nose, it shows summer fruits and notes of ripe wild berries. Shop rose wines here >> rose - Wine And The Wood

Bedin rose

19 crimes rose


Red wine options for barbecue pairing is an opportunity to highlight the rich flavours, bold textures and delightful contrasts that make this combination so satisfying. Succulent cuts of meat, kissed by flames and smoke, paired with the velvety richness of a perfectly aged red wine. It's a match made in gastronomic heaven, where each sip and bite is a symphony of flavors dancing across the palate. There's no better companion than a robust red wine to enhance the experience. From the smoky sweetness of ribs to the charred perfection of steak, red wine brings depth, complexity, and a touch of elegance to every bite. You can start with our Own Label Shiraz from South Eastern Australia which will give you an easy-drinking, soft and round wine with notes of sweet spice, blackberries and plum. Or Malbec Hacienda de Calidad from Argentina which is full of juicy black fruit, violet with fresh acidity. A delicious, food-friendly wine which is screaming for steak! Or treat yourself to Chateau Montrose 2005 which is one of the finest red wines in Bordeaux. Saint-Estephe Second Growth is made of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Petit Verdot. One of the greatest wines on Earth. Shop Red wines here >> Shop Wine | Wine And The Wood | UK


If pairing with red meat like steak, lamb or ribs, consider wines with moderate to high tannins. Tannins can help cleanse the palate and provide structure to the wine.'

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cheateau montrose 2005

Chateau Montrose 2005 £218 Chateau Montrose 2005 | Wine And The Wood

So why not celebrate your Bank Holiday weekend in style? Get the BBQ on and the wine flowing... Happy Bank Holiday!

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