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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.