Its Memorial Day weekend the traditional kick off to the Summer Season, but before we dive into the potato salad, let’s take a moment to remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may have our freedom.
This week our #SundaySupper Group is cooking up their favorite Memorial Day dishes. From the drinks to the desserts this is not your ordinary ‘hot dogs and hamburger cook-out.’ With a menu this diverse I thought I would suggest some wines that are great summer sippers, as well as being crowd pleasing and easy on the budget!
Rosé wines are desperately misunderstood, they are not made from pink grapes; they are also not sissy wines. Find rosés from the Rhône region of Southern France to go with summer salads and to sip while tending the hot grill. Dry, with floral aromas they’ll cool off your brow as well as quench your thirst. Try Domaine Guy Mousset from Côtes du Rhône or Château De Nages from Costierès de Nîmes. Both cost right around $10
Pinot Grigio is a great summertime wine. Try Fish Eye from Australia; fruit flavors of melon, lemon and peach give this wine its refreshing character. You’ll find it for around $7.
Contrary to what you may have heard, Merlot is not dead. Tried and true from Bogle Vineyards this Merlot will pair well with nicely charred chicken breasts from the grill or pulled pork sandwiches. Cost around $12.
Zinfandel is a nice spicy wine that I love with juicy steaks and burgers. Peachy Canyon has one called ‘Incredible Red’. I find it at Trader Joes for right around $11
Now, on to the food!
Best Margaritas Ever by Supper for a Steal
Sparkling Watermelon Sangria The Weekend Gourmet
Creamy Bacon and Avocado Pasta Salad by Daily Dish Recipes
Sweet and Savory Ham and Mango Salad by Rambling Notebook
Summer Pasta Salad with Lemon Lime Dressing by Mama’s Blissful Bites
Soba Noodles with Swiss Chard and Mushrooms by Soni’s Food for Thought
Malaysian Pickled Vegetables by Cookistry
Wedge Salad & Homemade blue Cheese Dressing by In the Kitchen with KP
Grilled Cesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Dressing by The Messy Baker
From the Grill
Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebobs by Momma’s Meals
Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps by That Skinny Chick
Grilled Shrimp Po Boys with Radicchio Slaw Pescetarian Journal
Bourbon Soy Sauce Pork Chops and Tilapia Family Foodie
Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburgers by Damn Delicious
Kalua Pulled Pork by Juanita’s Cocina
Mocha Latte and Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding Cups by Mrs. Mama Hen
Ice Cream Pie by Make Dinner Easy
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Rice Crispy Treats by Chocolate Moosey
Lite Mango Coconut Ice Cream with Berry Ginger Topping by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Stars and Stripes Pound Cake by Big Bear’s Wife
Chocolate Lava Cake Cositas Bonitas
Mango cardamom Cupcakes Beetle’s Kitchen
Watermelon Muffins The Meltaways
Tell us what you are serving this Sunday Supper around your Family Table!
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About Wine Everyday
Eileen Gross is a 1983 Graduate of Fordham University and retired Financial Professional and Founder of Phillips Charitable Foundation, Inc. Annapolis, Maryland.
She is wine lover, traveler, and collector who shares her wine experiences with private wine tastings and on her blog “Wine Everyday." She is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Wine Century Club and a contributor the former 12Most.com.
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I’ll always have a bottle of Merlot at hand. I do have to try Rosé though. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂
I love your contribution to #SundaySupper. Thank you so much for all that you do! Awesome post and I love trying your wine selections!
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Great recommendations, Eileen! I love a good Rosé in the afternoon! Will totally remember your tips 🙂
Love that you are suggesting pairings! I’m with Nicole, I don’t know much about many wines…just what tastes good.
Eileen, I’m going to try to find a few of those wines – that Fish Eye, sounds AMAZING. I tend to be more drawn to wines. I know nothing, so your pairings are always wonderful. Thank you for doing that for all of us non-wine knowledgeable people.
Again, great suggestions!
Thank you Nicole! Fish Eye Pinot Grigio is also great in the box format. I like to keep that handy for hot summer nights. Cheers!
What fantastic recommendations! I appreciate your low cost approach. I do love a dry rose and you’ve got me thinking that I should grab some for my BBQ this afternoon. Bacon and avocado pasta salad sounds like a guilty pleasure for the record books. Cheers!
Rose’s don’t get enough attention. I love serving them when I have a Salad as a main course. Cheers!
I can always count on you for great wine suggestions that are not a hit on the wallet. Each time I read your posts I add more to my wine shopping list. Thank you so much for sharing your recommendations and joining in with #SundaySupper!
Thank you Renee! I don’t see the purpose in suggesting a wine that no one can find on the store shelves or no one can afford! Cheers & have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!