Sip, savor and enjoy this Memorial Day

Sip, savor and enjoy this Memorial Day

By Kristin Olszewski

As Memorial Day approaches, it's the perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends, fire up the grill, and enjoy one our favorite meals- BBQ. It's time to elevate your backyard celebration, and we've got the best recipes and Nomadica pairings and recipes for your Memorial Day BBQ feast.

BBQ Entrées

1. Classic Grilled Burgers & Nomadica Red

There's nothing more iconic than a classic burger sizzling on the grill. The smoky, charred flavors of the grilled patty pair wonderfully with our must-sip Nomadica red.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef (80% lean)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, cheese slices, and condiments of choice

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, egg, salt, and pepper.
  2. Form patties to desired size.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.
  4. Toast buns on the grill for a minute.
  5. Assemble the burgers with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and your favorite condiments.

Wine Pairing:
If you love burgers (like us), the fruit-forward flavors and hints of black pepper in our Nomadica red is a must-pair.

Creamy Coleslaw & Nomadica White

This tangy and refreshing coleslaw is a great companion alongside our grilled burgers. Its zesty flavors pair well with the bright acidity of our white- cans or boxed.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine shredded cabbages and carrots.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well.
  4. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Wine Pairing:
Nomadica whites's lemon blossom and bright acidity cut through the creaminess of the coleslaw, leaving a refreshing finish.

Grilled Vegetable Platter & Rosé

A colorful platter of grilled veggies adds freshness and vibrancy to your BBQ spread. Pair it with Nomadica Rosé for a refreshing combination.

Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchinis, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 red bell pepper, halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, halved
  • 1 red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 eggplant, sliced
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Brush vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill vegetables for 3-5 minutes on each side or until tender and charred.
  4. Arrange the vegetables on a platter and drizzle with extra olive oil.

Wine Pairing:
Nomadica Rosé's light and fruity profile complements the smokiness of the grilled vegetables.

Berry Tart & Sparkling White

...and we can't forget dessert! Cap off your Memorial Day BBQ with a refreshing berry tart paired with a glass of Nomadica's sparkling white. The bubbles and fruity notes cleanse the palate and celebrate the vibrant flavors of the tart.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Press the pie crust into a tart pan and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat apricot jam with water until smooth.
  4. Arrange berries over the crust and brush with the apricot glaze.
  5. Chill before serving.

Wine Pairing:
Nomadica sparkling's effervescence and acidity enhance the sweetness of the berries while balancing the tart's buttery crust.

Make this Memorial Day unforgettable by indulging in delicious BBQ dishes paired perfectly with your favorite wines. Whether it's the bold flavors of our red or the crisp freshness of Rosé, there's a wine to complement every bite. Cheers to good food, great company, and a wonderful celebration!