Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Memorial Day Good Eats... and Drinks

Tatjana and Jason Brown share the current Meza Minute!

BBQ Doesn't Just Call for Beer Anymore.....

Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away! Planning a special family cookout? Getting together with friends? Well burgers on the grill don't just call for beers.

Here are our suggestions for wines that will make the perfect accompaniment to your next backyard bbq!

Big, Juicy Beef Burgers: Pair a thick, savory beef burger with a classic red such as a California Zinfandel or a peppery red blend. Looking for the perfect white wine to pair? Try a full bodied Chardonnay.

Our recomendations: Screw Kappa Napa Zinfandel - $16.99, St. Francis 'RED' ( Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) - $12.99,
J. Lohr Chardonnay - $13.99

Going a big lighter in fare? Tasty Turkey Burgers? Pair a healthy option like a turkey burger with a lighter, classic red such as a Pinot Noir or a refreshing Pinot Gris! Our recomendations: Row Eleven 'Vinas' Pinot Noir - $18.99, Eola Hills Pinot Gris - $12.99

Looking for an impressive cocktail to serve at your cookout or brunch? Try using a dry Spanish sparkler like a Cava, mixed with pomegranate juice for a light sparkling cocktail that is an unexpected substitute to your typical mimosas. Cava is a less expensive option to cocktails traditionally made with Champagne and is beautiful when enjoyed alone. 2 Bottles Cava or a dry sparkling wine 1/4 cup Pomogranate Juice12 champagne flutesadd 1 tablespoon of the pomegranate juice to each flute. Fill rest of the way with Cava. Garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired. Serve!

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