This assignment was hard for me. I have been struggling to find a good wine to pair with barbecue for three summers now. It seems to me like a good Carolina or Texas barbecue sauce will really kill a wine.
So, I did what any wino would do. I asked my wine guy.
I asked him what I should get to drink with a big Texas style barbecued brisket.
He suggested this.
He said it was a big red.
The problem is, this particular wine guy and I don't always agree on what is a good pairing.
And in this case I thought the barbecue killed the wine completely. I really couldn't taste it. I has to switch back to beer for the meal.
After the meal was over I went back to my glass of wine and surprise, surprise.
It was a very mild, old world red. I believe it was a Grenache and Syrah blend. Those are two of my very favorite grapes. I love a big, bold, fruity wine.
But this wine (insert long French words here. Dude, I took a picture, I wasn't smart enough to write it down too) tasted watered down.
I think it was $12.99.
It wasn't gross, like the cheaper bottles of wine. It didn't have that paint thinner aftertaste, it was just completely meh.
And there you have it.
(Stay tuned for EVIL - the post where I buy a bottle of wine based soley on the label. Just like a girl.)