With summer finally sneaking in, millions are gearing up to fire up the grill and get ready for the best barbecues of the year. Whether you’re more of a burger, hot dog, or grilled pineapple person needn’t matter here because we’ve admittedly always been a little more concerned with pairing.
And while a slew of bubbly, tropical hard seltzers and RTD cocktails are sure to make it into your summer cooler, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t reach for a bottle of wine at the ‘cue. In fact, we’ve gone so far as to map out the best wine and barbecue pairings so you can explore a wealth of perfect summer combos like Ahi Tuna Steak & Cabernet and Grilled Chicken with Sauvignon Blanc.
If that’s not enough, we’ve also slimmed the list down for every summer budget (and the four to six ‘getaways’ you’ve been saving for), so you can find a similar list of great barbecue wines — all for less than $25. So whether you’re looking for a brut rosé or a forty-ounce bottle of Muscadet, shop the list to find your own perfect wine.
Then, once you’ve found the wine that really lights up your life (and grill menu), it’s time to figure out what you’re going to wear. So we’ve rounded up the best merch for all our summer wine fans and straight-up oenophiles, with picks that you can actually wear to the barbecue.
Not only is each look super breezy and comfortable, but these pieces also make great conversation starters. So slip one on and flag down your wine crew, because the corks aren’t the only thing about to pop off.
My Wine Drinking T-Shirt
Looking for merch that’s straight to the point? Then this is the tee for you. Made with a super-soft ring-spun cotton/poly blend, this shirt is incredibly comfortable and will keep you feeling cool as temperatures rise. This baby-knit jersey is also available in every size from S-3XL, so it’s an easy gift for any wine lover.
With shoulder-to-shoulder taping and delicate side seams, you can pop this reliable tee into the laundry and wear it all summer long. There’s a reason it has retained a full five-star rating and prime popularity in our store, so make sure to secure one for yourself before loading up your cart with tees for all your friends and family.
Screw It T-Shirt
If you’re looking for something edgier than a baby tee, then we’ve got you. Slide on this “Screw It” tee and go ahead and clock out. This shirt is screaming “out of office” and the perfect way to relax with a bottle of, well, anything.
Made with 100 percent ring-spun cotton, this shirt is available in five colors and will make a great gift for any wine fan. Available in every size from S-4XL, it’s a great look that’s just waiting to be paired with the right red and burger.
Keep It Bubbly T-Shirt
Finally, for those who are just trying to add a little sparkle to their summer wardrobe, here’s the shirt for you. This tee lists the four biggest sparkling wine styles in classic, trending form and comes in a sleek black color. Made with combed and ring-spun cotton, it’s a comfortable way to show that you’re a little more comfortable toasting with a flute than a beer can — without ever having to say so.
With comfortable stitching and available in every size from S-4XL, everyone knows at least one friend who would look great in this tee. So slip it on and wear it out because there’s no reason why grilling season can’t include Champagne.