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Father’s Day Recipes & Wine Pairings

by Diana Petriella | Published 06.12.2024

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Father's Day Recipes - Barbecued Ribs

 

Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for the fathers and father figures in our lives, whether a stepdad, uncle, grandpa, neighbor, or mentor. This day is all about sharing time with family, and if there’s one thing we know, it’s that great wine and food is a guaranteed way to bring people together. These Father’s Day recipes and wine pairings are the perfect way to make his day extra special.

If you’re new to wine and food pairing, don’t worry! The key is to balance the flavors, textures, and intensities of the food with those of the wine. We’ve made it easy for you with our recommended pairings below, with plenty of variety to appeal to different taste preferences!

Barbecued Pork Ribs

Suggested Wine Pairings:

Ingredients:
1 rack of pork ribs – baby back or St. Louis style (3-4 pounds)

For the Rub:
½ cup brown sugar
1-2 teaspoons of each of the following (adjust based on desired spice level and taste preferences):

For the Sauce:
½ cup honey
6 oz tomato paste
¼ cup sherry vinegar
Assorted fresh chilis (e.g., Serrano, Habanero, Pasilla, Padron, Thai, or Fresno)
1 red onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt to taste

Instructions:

Prepare the Rub:

Make the Sauce:

Prepare the Smoker or Oven:

Cook the Ribs:

Finish and Serve:

Accompaniment Suggestions:
Roasted Street Corn (recipe below!)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Any hearty green, leafy vegetable
Cornbread

P.S. Don’t forget lots of napkins!

Secretly Healthy Roasted Street Corn

Father's Day Recipes - Roasted Street Corn

This deceptively easy and healthy recipe is big on flavor and pairs perfectly with the smoky flavors of barbecued ribs or any grilled dishes!

Suggested Wine Pairings:

Ingredients:
2 cups of frozen, fire roasted corn
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (full fat recommended)
1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 lime, cut into wedges
Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
Mix the Greek yogurt, cotija cheese, chili powder, and smoked paprika in a bowl. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Thaw the corn by microwaving it in a microwave-safe bowl for 30-60 seconds, stirring occasionally.

Once the corn is warm, spoon the sauce over the corn, mixing well to coat the corn.

Sprinkle the coated corn with additional cotija cheese and chopped cilantro, if using. Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the corn.

Maple Old Fashioned

Father's Day Recipes - Maple Old Fashioned

A cocktail for dessert? Why not! This maple old-fashioned is a simple twist on the classic, with the rich, complex flavor of maple syrup perfectly complementing the vanilla and spice notes of your favorite whiskey.

Ingredients (makes 1 cocktail):
2 oz. bourbon or rye
1/2 oz. pure maple syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Instructions:
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice or one large ice cube.
Garnish with an orange twist and cherry.

Don’t forget to share your creations and tag us on social @baldacciwinery for a chance to be featured on our feed!

Author

Diana Petriella

Diana Petriella is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently pursuing her Level 4 Diploma through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She is passionate about wine education and making wine approachable for all knowledge levels.

Diana Petriella is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently pursuing her Level 4 Diploma through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She is passionate about wine education and making wine approachable for all knowledge levels.