With just a week to go before Independence Day I wanted to showcase some wines that would pair perfectly with the festivities.
First off, you don't normally think of having wine with this holiday, however it has grown in popularity as of late. Rosé being one of those popular summer wines. Rosé can spread the spectrum from being dry all the way to sweet and have a light pink color to an almost ruby-red hue. With the variation in styles this wine can go with any dish, whether it be hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue, grilled fish, salads or all by itself. So head on into your local store and see if you can grab a nice bottle of Rosé. Oh, take a look and you may find a Michigan Rosé, even better! Yum!
Rosé not your wine of choice for fireworks? Then how about a sparkling wine? Sparklers are always a great selection for the 4th because of the POP or BOOM! Depending on how you open the bottle! There are plenty of wineries in Michigan who have perfected the sparkling wine style and none better than L. Mawby. What celebration of our independence wouldn't be complete without a wine that crackles and bubbles? Their wine will compliment the fireworks show and much more.
Oh wow, I'm sorry, it would be rude not to include Red and White wine now wouldn't it? After all those are the two main colors in our flag. So here we go!
A great Red wine to include would be a nice Zinfandel or Pinot Noir, both lighter they will pair well with any barbecue or grilled meats. Depending on the heat of the day reds may only be recommended for pairing purposes only. However, to each their own, I don't mind a full-bodied dark red even when it is 100 outside!
I hope you want to complete the colors, without a blue wine we are now on to the Whites! Hmmm, you really can't go wrong here, a good semi-dry to semi-sweet wine would be ideal. Always chilled and always delicious, it'll pair with most dishes and hold up on its own. Michigan is notorious for this style of wine and wherever you select your White from you won't be let down.
Some of this may be alittle vague but this is the case with these holidays, everyone celebrates differently. If you need more clarification or want me to help you pick out an awesome wine for your 4th Of July festivities leave a comment and I'll totally get back to you with some fantastic selections.