Memorial Day | Weekend cook out

Looks as most of us will have great weather this holiday weekend and after a long run of poor weather who couldn't use it.  What on the agenda?  I am sure plenty of beach and/or pool and soaking in sunshine.  But what do we drink and/or cook?
I am personally a big fan of bbq ribs and burgers as well as Bratwurst for Memorial Day and have some nice Micro Brews with that.  Micro brews such as the Samuel Adams Summer Ale are a perfect fit for a nice, sunny Memorial Day cookout.  For the summer white wine lovers and sippers, have some California Sauvignon Blanc, Washington State Rieslings or Oregon Pinot Gris.  Red Wine only?  Go Monterey County Pinot for its ripe fruit characteristics or Lodi Zinfandels!
Whatever you do, think about inviting some friends and/or family and celebrate this Summer Kick-off holiday weekend in style.
Got extra time on your hand for the bbq?  Make your own BBQ sauce and kick it up a bit by adding some Zinfandel when heating up your sauce.
Grilling burgers?  Switch it up and buy some bison, or use some ground lamb meat!  It takes grilling burgers to a whole new level!

So to sum it up, get out of your every Memorial Day grove, try something different, be adventurous, be American!  Be different! Be with Friends!

Cheers and have a happy and save Memorial Day weekend!