Get Ready to Sizzle! Your Ultimate Summer BBQ Guide
Your Ultimate Summer BBQ Guide with Lula Cellars Wines
Ah, the sweet smell of summer is in the air! It’s time to dust off your grills, gather your friends and family, and get ready for some epic BBQ parties. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a full-blown bash, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate summer BBQ guide. So sit back, relax, and let us help you make this summer unforgettable!
Step 1: First Thing’s First – Build Your Perfect BBQ Menu
Before we get to the rest of your BBQ essentials, let’s dive into the main event – the food! At Lula Cellars, we’re all about making life easier, so we’ve handpicked our best summer BBQ foods and wines to help you create a mouthwatering menu.
Grilled Steak & 2020 Guntly Red
Porkchops & 2021 CVR Pinot Noir
Burgers & 2019 Zinfandel
Grilled Chicken & 2022 Sauvignon Blanc
Grilled Salmon & 2021 Skycrest Chardonnay
Veggie Skewers & 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir
While these are our personal go-to’s, part of the BBQ fun is doing what works best for you and your group. And there are so many options out there to cater and customize!
Step 2: The BBQ Essentials – Tools of the Trade
Before you fire up the grill, make sure you have the essential BBQ tools on hand. At Lula Cellars, we believe in the power of preparation. So grab your spatula, tongs, grill fork, and grill gloves – they’ll be your trusty sidekicks throughout the grilling extravaganza. And don’t forget to check your propane or charcoal supply beforehand to avoid any last-minute panics. We wouldn’t want you running out of fuel for those juicy burgers!
Step 3: Quench Your Thirst – Drink Essentials
Nothing beats a refreshing drink on a scorching summer day. Keep your guests hydrated and their spirits high with a variety of beverages. Serve up ice-cold water, lemonade, fruit juice, or soda for those looking for a non-alcoholic option. And for our wine lovers, grab none other than a bottle (or two) of Lula Cellars wine. They’re the perfect companions for those juicy steaks or grilled veggies.
Step 4: Chow Time – Eating Essentials
Now that your guests are hydrated, it’s time to set the stage for a feast. Stock up on plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives, and napkins. And for the ultimate convenience, set up a self-serve station with all the essential toppings and condiments. Grab some tongs and serving spoons, and let your guests customize their creations to their heart’s content. Remember, a well-fed crowd is a happy crowd!
Pro-tip: Avoid post-BBQ clean-up chaos by setting up a designated garbage and recycling station. Keep it close to your drink coolers, and you’ll have a clean and tidy space in no time.
Step 5: Get Creative with Food Prep – Toppings Galore!
The beauty of a BBQ lies in the endless possibilities for toppings. There’s always the classic cheese slices, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and pickles. And for the daring souls out there, try your hand at making your own artisanal ketchup. Trust us; it’s worth the extra effort!
Pro-tip: Prepare all your toppings in advance to save time and energy. That way, you can focus on grilling the main dishes and impressing your guests with your culinary skills.
Step 6: Set-Up First, Fun Always – Comfort Essentials
While food takes center stage, don’t forget about the comfort of your guests. Set the mood with cozy lawn chairs, and keep the entertainment going with some classic lawn games. And for that magical ambiance, light up the night with lanterns, torch lights, or string lights. It’s all about creating a memorable experience!
Pro-tip: Channel your inner decorator by using your outdoor holiday string lights to create a whimsical atmosphere. Your backyard will be the envy of the neighborhood!
Time To Get Grilling!
So now that we’ve covered all our bases, it’s time to grab your apron, fire up the grill, and let the culinary adventure begin!
As you embark on your summer BBQ journey, don’t forget to stock up on your favorite Lula Cellars wines. Our selection of exceptional wines will elevate your BBQ experience to new heights.
So, are you ready to make this summer the tastiest one yet? Follow our guide, grab your wines, and get ready to rock those summer BBQs. Let the grilling commence!