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Memorial Day Planner

Spend the holiday outside with picnics, barbecues and more

Posted: May 24, 2004

Picnic-worthy wines emphasize their fruit character and youth, the better to match with cold food.

Memorial Day is a holiday best spent outdoors. If the weather abides, what better way to welcome the new summer but with parades, picnics and, most importantly, barbecues.

We've assembled a guide to help you plan your Memorial Day outing, from picnic planning to recipes for a gourmet barbecue.

Memorial Day Outings

Take it outside for a springtime feast.

Planning the Perfect Picnic: For a relaxed afternoon in the grass, pack simple foods and easy-quaffing wines

Picnic Wines: Warm weather and wicker baskets call for light-bodied wines

Portable potables:

Memorial Day Eats

Where there's smoke, there's great food waiting to be fired.

Gear for the picnic:

In case of rain:

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