Wine Access Reveals The Best Summer Barbecue Wines

Wine Access Reveals The Best Summer Barbecue Wines

CALGARY (August 17, 2010) –The Wine Access International Value Wine Awards (IVWA) is North America’s premier value wine competition. Held annually in Calgary, Alberta, the IVWA seeks out the best wines retailing for $25 CDN or less anywhere in the Canadian market. Full results will appear in the October/November issue of Wine Access magazine. Below we present the Wine Access best summer barbecue wines from the 2010 International Value Wine Awards winners.

The first duty of any barbecue red is to be affordable, if only because it complements the casual nature of most ‘cues. It also allows the host to accommodate last minute additional guests with minimal damage to the pocketbook. Since wineries seldom characterize their wines as “barbecue reds,” lest we think of them as not serious, we have used the expansive results of the Wine Access 2010 International Value Wine Awards to supply you with a late summer list of highly affordable wine we can proudly call barbecue reds – and a few whites. All you need to add is the guest list.

Serious Value, Serious Barbecue.

87 Alamos 2008 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $14-$16

87 Bodegas Castaño 2008 La Casona, Yecla, Valencia and Murcia, Spain

87 Drostdy-Hof 2008 Winemakers Collection Chardonnay, Western Cape,
South Africa $10-$13

87 Emiliana 2008 Novas Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Region del Valle Central, Chile $13-$15

88 Farnese 2008 Feudi di San Marzano Negroamaro, Taranto, Puglia, Italy

88 Finca Los Primos 2009 San Rafael Chardonnay, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina $10-$14

88 Robertson Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson, Breede River Valley, South Africa $11-$13

89 Santa Ana 2008 Reserve Malbec-Shiraz, Mendoza, Argentina $13-$15

87 Segura Viudas N/V Brut Rosé, Cava, Spain $13-$17

89 Tamaya 2009 Reserva Syrah, Limari Valley, Chile $13-$15

Full results and tasting notes will appear in the October/November issue of Wine Access magazine. In the meantime we are happy to share with you the Wine Access picks for best barbeque wines to help you best enjoy summer.

About Wine Access Magazine

Home to Canada’s most celebrated and respected wine critics, led by editor-in-chief Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access magazine is the last word on wine in Canada. With more than 100 reviews in each issue and a plethora of wine and food tips, Wine Access embraces all levels of wine consumers equally and enthusiastically from the insanely passionate to the weekend tippler. For more information, visit

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