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Summer Wines for your BBQ

Holidays are all about trying something new, so here’s some delicious BBQ ideas, perfectly matched by a selection of wines you may not have considered before, recommended by our friends at Naked Wines.

Warm summer evenings on a Forest Holiday just can’t help but conjure an image: relaxing on your private decking area, sharing laughter and conversation with friends, a table filled with fresh bread rolls and colourful salads; the mouth-watering aroma of meat grilling on the BBQ, and the crisp flavour of a carefully chosen wine. If you’re not sure which wine to try, here are some great suggestions from Naked Wines.

Smooth and fruity

There’s no need to worry about over-grilling your meat with our gas BBQ’s, an exciting new feature in our Golden Oak cabins. You’ll be able to control the heat easily for the perfect steak, or succulent lamb chop. 

Whatever your preferred red meat, pair it with a bottle of Mauricio Lorca's Angels Selection Malbec. A gorgeously fruity wine, this easy-drinking vintage is best shared with friends. Naked Wines specialists recommend opening this bottle 20 minutes before serving to let it breath, and serve at 14-16°C for a delightful taste sensation.

Versatile and delicious

Fruity, delicate, fresh and fizzy, the Sacchetto Col L'Utia Brut 2016 is a delicious choice for couples or groups looking for something a little special. A fine Italian wine, it’s perfect for mixing your Aperol Spritz, a traditional Italian aperitif to start the evening.

A glass of the Sacchetto works wonderfully with barbecued fish. The gentle bubbles and scent of green apple, pear and acacia all add to the feeling of simple elegance – a wine for every celebration that’s almost too good to share. Serve thoroughly chilled as you watch the sun go down.

A little something extra. 

A holiday in the forest is the perfect time to try something a little different. Move away from the traditional BBQ meats and experiment with fresh scallops and a delicious grilled goats cheese, paired with Lay of the Land, a classic Sauvignon Blanc laden with fruit flavour. This refreshing white has a citric buzz that will have your whole body tingling with delight. 

Serve this wine very lightly chilled, and you’ll discover a new favourite for a warm summer’s day.

Traditionally tasty

If you’re looking for more traditional taste of summer – the summer of memories – then you’ll love Richard’s Rose. This all rounder is a wonderful accompaniment to all BBQ meats.

Bursting with vibrant fruit flavours, this is a wine you’ll want to taste again and again. Luckily, it’s delicious all year round. Try it at room temperature in the rain or, Naked Wines suggest, it’s even better only slightly chilled (6-10°C ) in the sunshine to let the refined fruit flavours shine through.

Summer days are all about relaxing, and so are holidays in the forest. So we’ve made it even easier to de-stress. Not only are our new gas BBQ’s included with your Golden Oak cabin, and available to hire with our other luxury cabins, we’ve saved you the trouble of shopping as well. Our BBQ meat packs can be pre-ordered online or on location, giving you a selection of delicious and locally sourced meats without the hassle of shopping. 

Are you ready for your summer BBQ in the forest?