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Wines to go with barbecue: tastings at Rosso Wine Shop, Silverlake Wine

May 28, 2010 |  8:00 am

Wine2 What wines to go with ribs, burgers and potato salad? To help you find out, Rosso Wine Shop in Glendale and Silverlake Wine are holding tastings of barbecue-friendly wines this weekend.

Rosso Wine Shop's picks:

Jean-Francois Fayel Costieres de Nimes Rosé 2009 France

Sampietrana Negroamaro 2007 Italy

Teira Zinfandel 2008 California

Tastings of all three wines will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10 per person. 3459-1/2 Verdugo Road, Glendale, (818) 330-9130, www.rossowineshop.com.

On Sunday, Silverlake Wine will hold its "7th Annual Memorial Day Barbeque Wine Tasting," with barbecue from the First Assembly Baptist Church: "ribs, links, chicken, etc."

The wines:

L'Hortus de Bergerie "Rose de Saignee" Languedoc 2009 France

Chateau de l'Eperonniere Savennieres 2007 France

Maquis Lien Red Blend Colchagua Valley 2006 Chile

Parrone Malbec Reserve Mendoza 2006 Argentina

Huber Dornfelder Santa Rita Hills 2006 California

3 p.m. Sunday. $20 per person. Reservations required. 2395 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024, www.silverlakewine.com.

--Betty Hallock