Summer in Australia is best spent relaxing and enjoying time in the sun and by the pool with family and friends. To maximise time spent with your nearest and dearest and ensure you are still considered the ultimate BBQ host at the end of the season, this BBQ Pork kebab recipe from Australian Pork will ensure your title goes unchallenged.
Read on for an easy Summer BBQ Pork recipe of Hoisin Pork and Sweet Chilli Kebabs, and why we think McGuigan Black Label Malbec is the ultimate, on-trend wine pairing for BBQs this Summer.
ON-TREND WINE PAIRING: MALBEC
Malbec is one of the most on-trend varietals in Australia at the moment, with a growing number of Australian brands showcasing the best of what this variety has to offer.
It might come as a surprise that Malbec red wine originated in France, but Argentina now has 70% of the world’s malbec plantations, with Mendoza the home of malbec. This red wine is very popular in Argentina, but it’s only just starting to gain traction here in Australia.
So what’s all the fuss about? Easy to drink and perfectly paired with food, it’s also affordable and a crowd-pleaser. Bring this variety out at your next summer BBQ and you’ll get top marks from your guests. McGuigan Black Label Malbec launched just last year after the success of McGuigan The Plan Malbec (available in BWS and Dan Murphy’s).
McGuigan Black Label is rich, generous and affordable, and is your contemporary guide to Australia’s best-known wines, as well as emerging varietals. Each bottle of McGuigan Black Label is packed full of varietal fragrance and flavour, ensuring that need not be a connoisseur to enjoy your wine at any Summer occasion.
Our Black Label Malbec is an elegant and soft wine, with spiced fruit characters, generous weight and a good length of flavour. Deep cherry red in colour, layers of chocolate, plum and blueberries combine producing a lingering sweet finish.
The soft, savoury fruit flavours make our Malbec the perfect pairing with Hoisin Pork & Sweet Chilli kebabs. The lean pork tenderloins, marinated in hoisin sauce, chilli sauce, ginger and garlic, makes for a mouth-watering combination that works well with Malbec wine. It’s quick and easy, perfect for Summer BBQs and is a must-try food and wine pairing.
Don’t feel you need to shy away from red wines in Summer. Whilst you might be inclined to reach for a glass of chilled white wine, rose or sparkling, red wine can still be enjoyed just as much. Varietals like Tempranillo, Malbec and Pinot Noir are all red wines that pair well with BBQ food – their taste profiles complementing the food, giving you the opportunity to experiment with flavours.
If you haven’t already, it’s time you discovered the McGuigan Black Label range and try one of our newest releases – Malbec.