We think it is safe to say that summer is here, or as good as…and that means time outdoors.
What better way to spend time with friends, family and even colleagues than at a scrumptious picnic or BBQ in an idyllic spot. Anywhere works – beach, park, botanic gardens, even your backyard – as long as it is al fresco and there is yummy food, drinks and great company.
If you need some inspiration for your picnic or BBQ, here are some tried and trusted favourites, and some options you may not have thought of.
Ultimate summer picnic and BBQ ideas
Let’s start with some scrumptious picnic tips and ideas, including crisp salads, delicious sides and mouth-watering sandwiches – all perfect to be enjoyed outdoors:
When it comes to the barbie, you are also spoilt for choice when it comes to what to grill. Here’s our selection of what to throw on.
You also need to know what to drink when you’re dining alfresco, and what wines to pair with your food.
What to drink at a picnic or barbie?
Try to have a selection of drinks that cater for all your guests.
These could be anything from iced tea, homemade lemonade and chilled cider or beer to a range of wines – not forgetting anyone who likes a non-alcoholic drop 🙂 Chilled light, dry whites – like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio – are summer-friendly, as are light-bodied reds like a Pinot Noir or Sparkling Shiraz.
When it comes to pairing food and wine, these are some pointers that work well together – but feel free to experiment:
Looking for an non-alcoholic wine for your event? All our varietals are available online. or check availability at your local stockist. Selected products are available in the beverage aisle at these retailers: