Regional Barbecue Guide
Adding some regional flair to your favorite grilled meats doesn't turn them into barbecue, but it's close!
But ‘cue is not built on saucing alone. The use of dry rubs also serves to distinguish regional style of barbecuing, with the Memphis and Texas styles being most closely associated with this method of preparation. I love using a dry rub when I barbecue, preferring it to more heavily sauced preparations, but I hope you are inspired by the ideas presented here to find your own style of barbecue.
Smoky, spicy, and just a little sweet, dry rub ribs don’t really need sauce to taste great, though i am partial to pairing them with something akin to the classic eastern Carolina barbecue sauce for some added depth of meaty flavor and a little acidic bite. Petite Sirah, with it’s juicy acidity and robust, if simple fruit flavors is my go to wine for memphis style ribs.
Try: Girard Petite Sirah