Celebrating the Fourth of July includes grilling over an open flame and enjoying the great American outdoors. So what wines will go with grilled meats and a hot summer day? Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc.
Zinfandel is the American grape varietal. It has a history in the United States dating back to the 1800′s. In fact, for decades it was the most widely planted grape in California. Also, red Zinfandel goes great with a variety of grilled meats. The bold, fruit-forward wine picks up on the smokey flavors while the hints of black pepper will cut through the meats texture and fat. So think Zin for your grilled red meats or anything slathered in BBQ sauce.
Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape varietal that is crisp and clean with a backbone of citrus fruit. It certainly goes down easy on a hot summer day. Whether you are planning to throw some shrimp on the barbie, grill up some vegetables, or just toss together a salad – Sauvignon Blanc’s high acidity makes it a perfect pair for each dish.
These wines are not only good wines for your July 4th celebration, but good grilling wines for the rest of summer. Check out MyWineDeal for deals on both varietals. Cheers to the Red, White, and Brew! Oops…Blue