Smoke Eater Wines was begun in 2016 by NYFD members who loved good food and wine and appeared on a television series called
“Firehouse Kitchens”. While wining and dining themselves, these guys got the idea of producing their own wine label. It should be a wine
with a smokey finish of course and be very food friendly. The first wine on the scene was a pinotage aptly named “First Due Red”
Please note that some of the money from Smoke eater wine sales benifit Firefighter approved charities like “Fired Up for a Cure”.
see https://www.fdnyfoundation.org/fightforacure/ for details, I believe they donate $0.50 per bottle to their charities.
Smoke Eater First Due Red is a unique & versatile fruit-driven rustic red wine.
Like a Pinot Noir it is perfect for pairing with all sorts meat dishes especially those that are barbecued or grilled.
Grilled steak, grilled lamb chops, pork ribs and any kind of smoked meats such as pulled pork & smoked duck will pair very nicely, perfect for a summer barbecue or a holiday gathering.
The Cinsault relationship also gives Smoke Eater First Due Red a compatibility with Mediterranean foods like grilled peppers & eggplant, as well as baked pasta dishes with meat-based sauces.
It’s also a great wine to serve with pizza, especially one with a meat topping.