Smoking Meat and Pairing Wine: BBQ Podcast II

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by

pulling pork with power tools

NBD, just hanging with my friend Sean as he gets prepared to pull some pork with an intimidating-looking cordless drill attachment. It’s time to talk BBQ again via my Wine Without Worry podcast. I’m smoking meats and drinking wine with my Portland (Oregon) pals, Sean Martin and Mary Cressler. They are a husband-and-wife duo with a passion for BBQ, always accompanied by some surprising wines. It’s an eye and palate-opening experience for a style of cooking that can be pigeonholed to favor over-the-top fare paired with brawny bottles of red. (Think sweetly sauced, heavily smoked ribs and high-octane Zinfandel.) Banish these thoughts!

So join me, Mary, Sean, and two rambunctious twin boys as we spend a leisurely (and windy) day sampling the wares that come off Sean’s one-ton behemoth smoker. Which just happens to often be parked in the driveway. (Check local real estate listings to see if you can move into the neighborhood.)

Here’s the show:

Bonus photos, wine picks, and a link to brisket-centric podcast with Jack Timmons of Seattle’s Jack’s BBQ:

What wines go with smoked salmon dip?

smoked salmon dip

An elegant smoked salmon dip.

Wine and…baba ghanoush? Get the recipe for Smoked Baba Ghanoush (Smoked Eggplant Dip).

baba ganoush

Ok, since this isn’t discussed on this episode, pour yourself on of my favorite white wines on the planet: Assyrtiko from Santorini.

Can an enthusiastic young dude break my stoicism and get me to crack a smile? Hmm, tough task:

sawyer and me


Mission accomplished:

saywer and me smiling

I am human, after all.

All photos by Mary Cressler. Please check out her blog, Vindulge.

Want more BBQ podcasts? Listen to Jack Timmons talk about brisket.

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4 Responses

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  2. Sophia Katt says:

    Congratulations on the Saveur Best Wine blog nom!

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