Bridge Lane Offers Dry, Hand-Crafted Wines in Convenient Boxes Plus Suggested Pairings With Common Tailgate Dishes
CUTCHOGUE, NY (October 09, 2015) – With football season and fall concerts upon us, many of us are coming off of the beach and into parking lot tailgate parties. Gone are the days of simple tailgates with burgers, dogs and beers, though. In recent years, the art of tailgating seems to have reach another level, with pre-gamers packing some serious kitchen equipment (deep fryer anyone?) and preparing lavish food spreads. While tailgates have always been synonymous with beer, Bridge Lane is urging wine lovers to upgrade their tailgate drink of choice this season, ESPECIALLY when gourmet eats are involved.
Bridge Lane’s 3L boxes hold the equivalent of four bottles of wine in easy-to-carry, compact packaging, so they’re perfect for transporting, chilling and sharing. You don’t have to worry about packing a corkscrew or breaking a glass bottle either. Further, the wine inside is everything you DON’T expect from a box wine. These wines are hand-crafted, high-quality and NOT sweet. They’re fresh, food-friendly wines that beg to be paired with tasty pre-game bites.
Love tailgates but hate beer? Don’t settle. Pack a box of wine. And consider some of these food & wine pairings:
- Bridge Lane Chardonnay with Chicken Kebobs & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Salty, lightly spiced chicken pairs very well with a wine that is fruit forward but not overly aromatic. The richness, but lack of fat, in the hummus complements this medium-bodied Chardonnay without stealing the show.
- Bridge Lane White Blend with Honey BBQ Glazed Wings
Sweetness in food must be matched with some perception of sweetness in the wine. In this case, the fruitiness of the White Blend (from its aromatic members: Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling) hold up well to the honey BBQ sauce. These wings make a much better match with wine than spicy wings, which would make your wine taste empty and even bitter.
- Bridge Lane Red Blend with Blue Cheese Burgers
There is no better way of making a burger wine-worthy than upgrading the cheese. Grilled red meats (keep them medium-rare to medium) are an obvious pairing for a bold, fruit forward red wine. Swapping out mild cheeses for a blue cheese ups the ante and makes for a more interesting match.
Bridge Lane box wine comes in five different varieties — Chardonnay, White Blend, White Merlot, Rosé and Red Blend — for $40/box. They can be purchased online at www.bridgelanewine.com (with free shipping) or at our two tastings rooms in Cutchogue and Mattituck. Bridge Lane is also available at retail stores in NY, NJ, PA, MA, RI and CT.
About Lieb Cellars: Founded in 1992, Lieb Cellars is an 85-acre sustainably farmed vineyard located on the North Fork of Long Island, 80 miles east of New York City. The company produces hand-crafted estate grown wines under the Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane Wine labels. The Bridge Lane series is offered in “alternative” formats — 3L boxes and 20L disposable kegs (both “firsts” for New York). Lieb wines are widely distributed in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Newport, Chicago and Shanghai, China.
About Premium Beverage Group: Premium Beverage Group is the parent company of Lieb Cellars and is a publicly traded holding company whose common stock trades on OTCMarkets.com under the ticker ‘PBEV.’ PBEV acquired Lieb Cellars in 2013 along with Lieb Vineyards LLC a vineyard management company responsible for approximately 42 acres of wholly owned vineyard property and 42 acres of leased and managed property, and; Premium Wine Group LLC a custom crush facility in Mattituck, NY.
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