Does Big Red Go With Barbecue? How About A Nice Chianti?

When you choose a beverage to go with your ribs or brisket, be sure it complements the meat.

By Casey CheekJanuary 4, 2018 10:01 am| ,

What do you drink with your barbecue? Maybe a Texas barbecue classic like Big Red, or do you go with something a bit more adult, like Lone Star or Shiner beer? But are these really the best pairings for your smoky meal? Where there’s smoke, there’s Daniel Vaughn, barbecue editor for Texas Monthly. He talked with Texas Standard Host David Brown about barbecue hydration…

“I drink wine with barbecue, but I don’t talk about drinking wine with barbecue,” Vaughan says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Whether Big Red is essential or anathema

– What kind of beer pairs well with barbecue

– Which surprising beverages actually work with smoked meats

Written by Shelly Brisbin.