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Hearty Fall Vegetables Say "Grill Me!"

I love my grilled summer vegetables: tomatoes and onions, corn and zucchini; they all grace my table as often as possible, but after three months you can’t blame me for wanting something that shakes things up a bit. Well get ready, because there’s variety a comin'.

Mushrooms, for example, one of the greatest use for a grill ever, are in abundance during the damp, cool months of late summer and early fall, and hot off the grill they’re a killer match for red wines. Some might say they’re even better than meat, and in fact on occasion, I’ve said that. Of course they lack the intensity and richness of grilled meats, so when pairing them with a wine look for something a bit more elegant and lighter bodied. I love a light Pinot Noir here but some of the best mushroom matches I’ve come across were at the hands of Cabernet Franc. Lighter bodied than Cabernet Sauvignon with a distinct herbal/earthy element, Cabernet Franc is perfect for grilled mushrooms that have been brushed with your favorite herb-infused oils.

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  • We had a barbie wine once.

    It was like its namesake.

    Malproportioned, badly balanced and tasted of plastic.

    Aug 26, 2011 at 4:42 AM

  • Grilling is truly fun and a great way to bond with families and friends during summer or in whenever time of the year. Charcoal Grilled Chicken is one of the healthiest recipe you can possibly cook. There are some parts of chicken like breast that have less fat and salt and with fewer calories which can be a great alternative to pork and beef. Plus it provides an excellent source of daily protein.

    Feb 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

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