Thursday, May 13, 2010

Big Value Wines to Complement Grilled Favorites, Sommelier Explains

Summer is grilling season, and for many Americans grilling is done with a drink in hand. When the beverage of choice is wine, Sommelier Carolyn Evans Hammond, author of Good, Better, Best Wines, helps navigate the seemingly complex process of selecting affordable wine to pair with the mouth-watering dishes seared with grill marks. Hammond’s wine recommendations are consistently flavored, sold locally, and all under $15 a bottle.

Hammond is available to discuss:
-Brawny reds wines that complement the smoky caramelized juices caught in the grill marks of favorite red meats
-White wines to pair with each grilled course from bacon-wrapped scallops to grilled pineapple rings
-How to quickly identify wines that pair well with the menu while pleasing the crowd and the pocketbook
-Why color doesn’t matter, debunking the myth of only serving white wine with fish with the reds that will work and those that don’t

Evans Hammond offers tips and the know-how to bring out the spectrum of flavors in every meal for under $5, $7, $11 and $15 a bottle.

To view Carolyn Evans Hammond’s blog post regarding wines for grilling, visit her website:
For Reds:
For Whites:

Carolyn Evans Hammond is an accomplished wine writer whose articles have appeared in such eminent magazines as Decanter and Wine & Spirit International in the United Kingdom, as well as Maclean’s, Taste, and Tidings in Canada. Her first book, 1000 Best Wine Secrets, earned critical acclaim and international distribution. She also issues a newsletter, runs a wine club, conducts seminars, and publishes a blog on her website— She holds the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a BA from York University. Carolyn has lived in many cities in North America and Europe, and now resides in Toronto, where she was born.

To learn more about Carolyn and her new book Good, Better, Best Wines, view her book trailer at

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