Wines for your 4th of July Celebration by Jack Chase
The 4th of July is upon us again and whether you are traveling or staying home and firing up the grill, you still have to make the decision on what to drink for this summer time celebration. I know that most of us trend toward a cold beer but, let us not forget there are plenty of great wines out there to compliment your menu.
Grilling up burgers on the 4th can pair well with a 2011 PoiZin Zinfandel from Armida. This wine is fruit forward with hints of vanilla and chocolate on the finish. A great pairing with your grilled burger and also delicious on its own.
Maybe you are going out for the day to do a little fishing? If all goes according to plan, you are grilling trout tonight and bringing out the 2011 Pinot Gris from Latah Creek, is a splendid idea. A Spokane Valley wine with aromas of floral and citrus with flavors that include lemon and pear. A really nice wine on its own or with that grilled trout. Enjoy.
If you are opting for poultry and have grilled chicken with some grilled vegetables on the backyard barbecue, I recommend a Rose’. Take a look at the 2011 Fabre Montmayou Rose’ from Argentina. A blend of Malbec and Merlot, this is an incredibly fresh wine that would hold up well to the grilled chicken. This wine has balanced acidity with hints of mineral, beautiful berry flavors and not sweet in the least. Rose’ is always a great go to wine and this particular wine will not disappoint.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday!
Until next time,
I know that most of us trend toward a cold beer but, let us not forget there are plenty of great wines out there to compliment your menu.