Testimonials for BBQ Wine, Best Bubble Quality Sparkling Wines
“These wines are the whole package. From delightful sippers to enjoy with friends-new and old, to a creative mixer in Portuguese inspired cocktails to wines that pair perfectly from appetizer to dessert. A truly unexpected find.”
Kim Dinsmoore, Executive VP, Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group
“BBQ Wines would be a terrific addition to American beverage choices. They are so easy to drink, especially with food and of course, delicious. An added bonus is that they are very approachable for ALL!”
Ed Brown, CEO, Restaurant Associates
“I have been a Portugal and BBQ Wine disciple since I arrived home from my visit to Northern Portugal.”
Mary Crowe, VP, Classic Hotel Group
“Recently I was in Portugal on a business/pleasure trip and had numerous occasions to enjoy the BBQ Wine sparkling wines. They were bright, clean lively and elegant while expressing the wonderful charm and unique character of Portugal.”
Daniel Shanks, Food and Beverage, Executive Residence, The White House
“The BBQ Wine Sparkling wines are a collection of three wines that are made for love with love and care, well- balanced bubbles made with méthode champenoise. Sparkling white, rose and red. Each unique but also imposable to stop craving more.
Cheers to BBQ Wine, we love you.”
Geoffrey Alan Mills, Founder and CEO, GAM Hospitality
“My experience with the BBQ Wines was simply delicious, Mouthwatering, appetizing, tasty, delectable, flavorsome….!! And my experience with the time we all spent together in Portugal was purely unforgettable.
Stavros Aktipis, Owner, Kellari Hospitality Group
“The BBQ Wines are an appropriate reflection of Portugal. The quality and versatility of these sparkling wines is impressive.”
Terence Tubridy, Owner/Operator, In Good Company Hospitality
“The BBQ Wine Sparkling Rose was everything one looks for. Fine effervescence, delightfully floral nose, bright and lively on the palate with crisp acidity that brings your hand back to the glass for another refreshing sip. The use of the Baga Grape give the wine its unique and exotic nature.”
Nick Peyton, Co-Owner, Cyrus Restaurant, (two Michelin Stars)
“The BBQ Wines are exemplary of the best Portugal can produce. During our trip, we found how versatile they are, pairing perfectly with an array of different foods. Kudos to Antonio Coelho Lima and his organization.”
John K. Callaghan, Bellevue Wine and Spirits, Newport, Rhode Island
“ I liked the sparkling white BBQ Wine the best-complex, the right amount of bubbles and very refreshing for the Florida climate. The sparkling rose can easily compete with the best, and red wine lovers can enjoy the sparkling red pool and beach-side.”
Tamas Vago, General Manager, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
“These remarkable sparkling wines showcased the passion of Antonio Coelho Lima and his family's life-long dream and were some of the most enjoyable sparkling wines I’ve had. Discovering and enjoying delicious BBQ Wine sparkling wines alongside new friends while immersed in the warm hospitality, was unforgettable.”
Robby Kukler, Partner, Fifth Group Restaurants, Atlanta
“Antonio Coelho Lima and his team have come up with something that is worth more than an honorable mention. They’ve managed to reinvent the world of sparkling wine with BBQ Wine and lucky us to be able to share in this ground breaking debut.”
Thomas Wolfe, Chief Concierge and Director of Heritage The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
“BBQ wine make any meal feel like a celebration. From the unique sparkling red (which will surprise any guest) to the refreshing sparkling white, each wine is light and versatile. They are delightful, the perfect complement to anything from a rich meal to a summer brunch.”
Ottocina Ryan, Editor in Chief & Publisher | Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine
” It was wonderful to be introduced to BBQ Wines from Portugal. Overall, these sparkling wines are approachable and fresh, with light, mouthwatering flavors that linger on the palate. They are also enjoyable with a variety of foods and are sure to be a delightful addition to summer entertaining and days at the beach."
Hanna-Lee Sedgewick, Food and Wine Writer, Santa Barbara
"The BBQ Wines turned out to be the surprise wines of the year! They were extremely refreshing, robust in taste and supreme quality overall.
Our guests marveled at the diversity of each wine presented, raved and relished each bottle that was tasted. Our dinner was a wonderful success due to fabulous wines and appreciative guests."
Janis Clapoff, General Manager, Belmond El Encanto Hotel, Santa Barbara
“BBQ sparkling wines are a unique and unexpected surprise! Both the white and rosé are crisp, clean and refreshing without the unrefined characteristics of mass-produced wines available at this price point. The sparkling red really stands apart as a perfect warm weather sipper – enjoyable on it’s own, yet with the structure and body to compliment grilled meats and fish.”
Shirley Whelan, former Senior Food and Beverage Director, Hilton Americas
"BBQ Sparkling wines capture the awe and wonder of Portugal- the people, land, food and all the bubbles!"
Susan Weaver, Chef/Partner, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group
"I found all three sparkling wines to be very impressive. The BBQ Sparkling White pairs extremely well with our charbroiled oysters as it is crisp, clean with a citrus note that cut the richness. While the white was the easiest to pair in our Seafood restaurant, "Drago's," the Rose and Red can easily sit at the table with our bbq shrimp and grilled ribeye."
Randy Piebes, Food and Beverage Director, Hilton Riverside, New Orleans
"Thank you for the fantastic wine tasting experience you organized here in Fort Lauderdale. BBQ Sparkling Wines were amazing and definitely tasted better than many sparkling wines in the marketplace. I loved the chilled Natural Sparkling red wine."
Anna MacDiaramid, General Manager, W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
"What an amazing evening with friends and industry experts sampling the BBQ Sparkling wines. I believe all three varietals, white, rose and red, will be very popular in the United States, especially in warm destinations such as Florida enjoyed with a great meal or by the beach or pool."
Andreas Ioannou, CEO, Orchestra Hotels & Resorts
" A true reflection of the terroir and personality of Portugal's appellations, BBQ Sparkling Wines capture the country's wine making culture while showcasing some of the world's oldest grape varietals in a balanced, interesting and versatile way. Perfect for any restaurant wine list or home cellar, they are a wonderful complement to great company!"
Anthony Bucco, Chef
"The delightfully bubbly BBQ Sparkling Wines were delicious and palate-refreshing throughout our delectable, multi-course meal in San Francisco. Extremely balanced, all three varieties are drinkable with food or by themselves. I can't wait to introduce them to friends at spontaneous get-togethers and more formal meals."
Margaret Fox-Cump, Chef/Owner, Cafe Beaujolais, Mendocino, CA.
"I was quite hesitant about trying sparkling wines from Portugal and at the same time, intrigued. The red, rose and white BBQ Sparkling Wines are extremely refreshing, their fine effervescence and lightness makes them delightful and easy to sip. Perfect to enjoy by the beach or the pool- thirst quenching!"
Yannick Augy, Food and Beverage Director, Rosewood Miramar Beach, Santa Barbara.
"I was so intrigued with bubbly red wine from Portugal-even more surprised that it was served with the passed hors d'oeuvre. As we proceeded with dinner, I was impressed how well the Rose and White Sparkling Wines paired with different courses. The tradition of starting with Champagne and red with dinner need not apply with BBQ Wines.!"
Rick Fidel, Managing Director, Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, California.
"I was completely surprised by the uniqueness of BBQ wines. The red is a great way to get the conversation going. The rose is a great summer aperitif! The white is a fantastic option for the pool, a picnic or a small gathering with friends, it’s rich and structured enough to be enjoyed on its own splendor."
Nicolas Peluffo, Managing Partner, Olea Capital.