For many of us, the beginning of summer resonates with one event: 4th of July. We don our patriotic apparel, gather our family and friends, grill enough food to feed an army, and end the night awing at the fantastic firework display. This American holiday cheers that summer has arrived.
We, however, have taken the red, white and blue beyond the patriotic flag – with wine! We’ve selected our favorite reds, whites, and “blues” to help you celebrate the 4th in true American style – with good wine and friends!
High Note Malbec 2013
This wine’s got some sweet spice to it, balanced by flavors of blackberries, plum and black cherry. Smooth, soft tannins highlight this malbec – making it perfect for pairing with the potluck pasta salad or to sip while grilling!
Damiani Dry Rosé 2015
Who said rosés are just for springtime!? Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this dry rosé has wild strawberries and florals on the nose with a pleasant sweet and tart cherry flavor on the palate. Smooth and fruity, this wine is guaranteed to be a hit with both sweet and dry drinkers alike, and makes an excellent porch-sipper!
Mettler Red Zinfandel 2013
Maintain the balance of fun and elegance at your next barbeque with this rich, flavorful wine! With dark berries and chocolate on the palate, the soft and smooth tannins bring out the smoky grill flavors without overpowering. Impress your guests with this delicious and approachable zin!
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2014
Chateau Ste. Michelle reminds us of summers at the lake! With hints of fresh apple and bright citrus, this chardonnay is enjoyably fruity with subtle spice and oak notes. Whether you’re at the lake or in your own backyard, this clean and crisp wine is made for summer!
Penguin Bay Moscato 2014
While soaking up some solar rays, make sure you have a glass of this in hand. Peach and tropical fruits dominate the palate, making this wine full and fruity. With a sweetness that doesn’t overpower, this wine is ideal for sitting poolside, drink in hand.
The Ned Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
This rich, versatile wine is perfect to pair with those 4th of July smorgasboards full of all your favorite summer foods. Strong passionfruit and lime flavors compliment that delicious grilled shrimp and fresh summer salad. Refreshing and balanced, grab a bottle to share with friends as you dig in!
And the “Blues”!
Red Newt Blue Newt White
Whether your 4th of July is rowdy and rambunctious or calm and casual, this Blue Newt White is your go-to bottle. Lightly sweet and subtly fruity, pour a glass to sip lazily from the backyard hammock – ahhhh.
Francis Coppola Merlot
Don’t let the blue fool you! Plums, currants and liquorice are strong on the nose with flavors of traditional blueberry pie and juicy cherries lingering after each sip. This merlot is best paired with flavorful grilled lamb chops and good company!
LiBella Pinot Grigio
Elegant and approachable, this wine is a great ice breaker between rookie and veteran wine drinkers. Light and fruity with a lemony twist, this wine has a refreshing summer feel that puts your guests right at ease. Pour a glass to finish off the evening and cozy up to watch those fireworks!
We want to sincerely thank all of our veterans and service men and women, who fight to protect our freedom.
No matter how you commemorate our freedom, we want to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July. Please celebrate responsibly, and have a burger (or two) for us!