This Line 39 Wine Tasting Event and grilled food wine pairing guide is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Line 39 Wine. All opinions are mine alone. Content for 21+.
When I think of outdoor gatherings and summer parties, wine comes to mind. It’s an easy way to class it up and enhance the flavors of foods. But grilling and wine pairing isn’t just limited to meats (and cheese). Pizza, vegetables or even desserts work well on the grill. I recently attended the Line 39 Wine Tasting Event in San Francisco, which featured 4 of their wines paired with grilled food. I’ll cover the wines, my experience and share some wine pairing tips in this post.
Hosted in San Francisco on a surprisingly beautiful early June afternoon, the Line 39 Wine event was a unique experience that I was fortunate to attend. Tucked in a back patio behind a shop on Harrison Street, it was like being transported to another world. Brick floors, rustic wooden walls adorned with vines, ferns and various plants, and overhead strings of Edison bulbs created a dream-like setting.
Of course the food and wine was out of this world as well. The menu consisted of grilled bruschetta with mozzarella, grilled flank steak with spicy cucumber salad, grilled corn with lime and cojita cheese, grilled peppers with olives and feta cheese, and fire roasted strawberries with pound cake and chocolate sauce.
- Line 39 Chardonnay is a rich, but medium wine with flavors of oak and lush tropical and stone fruit. It’s crisp and refreshing and can be enjoyed on its own on a warm summer day. Also pairs well with corn on the cob, grilled shrimp or potato salad with bacon.
- Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc has bright aromas of grapefruit and lemon with a subtle grassy character. The crisp, clean finish works well with simple grilled fish or chicken.
- Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon has bold fruit flavors of currant, blackberry and ripe plum with just a bit of dark chocolate. The subtle, smooth tannins won’t overpower and can be enjoyed with a variety of roasted and grilled meats. Pair it with meats like hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, steak or filets.
- Line 39 Excursion Red Blend is a proprietary Red Blend with concentrated aromas of blackberry jam, ripe raspberries, mocha and warm toasted oak. Plum, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla and spice rounds out this wine with a long and lingering finish. This was one of my favorite wines served at the event, and pairs well with sweet BBQ sauced meats, lamb or grilled strawberries.
All the food at the Line 39 Wine Tasting Event was grilled on a Weber® Q 1200 portable gas grill. With the Weber® Q 1200 portable gas grill, you can grill anywhere you go. It’s perfect for camping trips or beach days. It offers the following features: porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates; infinite control burner valve; built-in lid thermometer; folding side tables; a cast aluminum lid and body.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Line 39 Wine.
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Wow, looks like such a fun event – and so many varieties of things to grill. I’ve tried various meats and veggies, pizzas, and skillets, but never fire roasted strawberries! I might have to experiment with that idea!