Rhône Reds & Kansas City Barbeque

by Nannette Eaton on August 24, 2012


“It’s no sin to get sauce on your chin.” — Burford Frady

The Rhône wine region in south-east France makes delicious wines out of syrah, grenache, mourvèdre, carignan and cinsault, ranging from intense reds to lighter styles, wines made with food-friendly syrah from the Rhône are perfect to pair with American regional cosine. Wine Harlots suggest pairing your Rhône with Kansas City barbeque. Kansas City-style barbeque is all about the sauce – rich, sweet, thick and delicious, liberally brushed and basted on your choice of protein and smoked over an open flame until it’s nearly falling off the bone, it’s screaming for a glass of Rhône to complement its meaty deliciousness. Ask your local wine merchant for a Rhône recommendation – and create a daring pairing of your own with Wines of France.

photo credits:
vintage Kansas City postcard, uncredited.
Kansas City BBQ by EatonAlive ©2012

Nannette Eaton of Wine Harlots is employed as the Official Blogger/Social Media Correspondent on the Wines of France Across America 2012 promotional tour.

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Kim Kolb August 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Oh My! That looks awesome!

Nannette Eaton August 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm


Thanks for the comment.
Yes, it was fantastic — no stock photo’s here, I take my job VERY seriously .
And the sides? Our server, who didn’t want to be sexist, said that men always ordered the baked beans, the women, the cheesy corn — as part of my rigorous research, I ordered both to compare. Love ’em both!

All the best,


Emmanuel Gonot August 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Great shot! I can almost smell and taste the barbecue looking at it. 🙂 Can’t remember pairing barbecue with wine but will definitely give it a try. Thanks!

MrBill01 August 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I’ll have to take your word on the wine pairing … sorry, even with as much wine as I drink and truly enjoy, I take offense (minor offense (-;) at some of the over-pairing going on these days. BBQ needs three things to go with it – beans, slaw, and BEER! Though I might be tempted in this case to add a 4th and try that cheesy corn!

Cosmic Doggerel August 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Looks so delicious!

Nick August 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I’m totally going to try this!

Nannette Eaton August 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hi Emmanuel,

Thanks for the comment.
I took the pic myself — I’m not the best with a lens, but sometimes they turn out ok.
A juicy red wine goes get with barbeque. Give it a shot.


Nannette Eaton

Nannette Eaton August 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm


Thanks for the comment.
If you want to pour a cold one, by all means do so. Wine Harlots will never stand in front of anyone wanting to get their drink on! The series was part of an assignment for Wines of France to expose Americans to affordability and how French wines fit into everyday meals. I mixed it up by pairing the wines with some unexpected regional cuisines. (And the cheesy corn was awesome!)

All the best,

Nannette Eaton

Nannette Eaton August 25, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Cosmic Doggerel,

Great name!
Thanks for the comment.
Yes, it was a fantastic meal — and I ate everything, but didn’t lick the plate (we do have standards!)

Take care,

Nannette Eaton

Nannette Eaton August 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm


Thanks for the comment.
Let me know what you think of the pairing.

All the best,

Nannette Eaton

Tribolo August 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

Wonderful post. Made me hungry… 🙂

Nannette Eaton August 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

Thanks Tribolo!

It was a pretty awesome pairing, for sure.

All the best,

Nannette Eaton

Jules September 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

Are you coming to San Francisco?

Thought you might enjoy my recent post about enjoying reasonably priced French wines as well.


Kind regards.

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