Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet is perfect for the dad who loves movies starring John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Randolph Scott. This wine captures the love of all things western. It’s sturdy enough to stand proudly next to a Father’s Day feast of grilled Porterhouse steak, barbecued ribs and over-sized burgers.
Tips to Grilling Greatness
Prep and maintain your grill for barbeque success.
Keep your grill grates clean! At the end of grilling, while grill is still hot, brush grill with a steel grill brush and then lightly oil with a clean kitchen towel.
Avoid washing your grill grates with detergent or abrasive cleaner. Much like a good cast iron pan, your grill will form a layer of carbon and become a non-stick surface—but only if you don’t use harsh cleaners!
Essential grill tools: Long pair of heavy-duty, spring-loaded tongs, long heavy-duty spatula, long-basting brush, long-handled stiff metal grill scraping brush and a spray water bottle to extinguish flare-ups. Except for the spray bottle, commercial restaurant grade is best! Webrestaurant Store and Amazon are good on-line sources.
For either gas or charcoal/wood grills: be sure to preheat grill with lids closed for three minutes and re-oil the grill grates prior to grilling.
Thinner cuts should be placed directly over heat (direct heat grilling). Larger, thicker cuts should be cooked away from the source of heat with the lid closed (indirect heat grilling).
Handle meat a little as possible during cooking.
Great reading (and Father’s Day Gifting) about grilling and barbequing from the experts:
- License to Grill by Chris Schlesinger
- Franklin Barbeque: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin
- Steven Raichlen’s BBQ USA
- Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way by Francis Mallmann and Peter Kaminsky
Cheers to a fantastic Father’s Day Feast!