Beer is the most popular drink served in summer to celebrate a national holiday. But if you are a wine lover, you are in the right place! Indeed, if you don’t know what to drink to celebrate Independence Day, we offer you some wine recommendations with a bit of History in the following article.
This Portuguese wine from the island of Madeira is the perfect wine to celebrate Independence Day! Indeed, this wine was used by the Founding Fathers to toast the Declaration of Independence. When she was sewing the American flag, Betsy Ross had a glass of Madeira wine on a table next to her. We can say that Madeira is the official July 4th beverage. We recommend you try a glass of the Broadbent 10 years Malmsey Madeira. Enjoy a superb rich Madeira with a rich chocolaty flavor and a concentrated bouquet!
For the 4th of July, nothing is better than opening a bottle of an American wine! Even if the grape comes from Croatia or Italy, this kind of wine is pretty much exclusively American. In fact, it arrived in America in the early years of the 19th century. The success was immediate, especially in both Napa and Sonoma counties. Today it is a very appreciated American reference wine. We recommend you try a glass of Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2016. It’s the perfect wine to celebrate July 4th around a barbecue.
This Independence Day can be celebrated with Red, White and Rosé with a wine from the patriotic state of Washington. Indeed, rosé wine is perfect for summer and it can be a good choice for Independence Day. Our recommendation is a bottle of Charles & Charles 2014 Rosé from Washington’s Columbia Valley. This wine is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise. It offers aromas of orange, citrus and strawberry. You’re going to love its very pale yellow-pink color.
Chardonnay, an American icon
How about drinking a wine that is an American icon for Independence Day?
Chardonnay is a famous grape from France’s Burgundy producers. But it was adopted very quickly by the Americans and today it’s a renowned wine. We recommend you try a glass of Jordan Chardonnay 2015. It’s produced in the Russian River Valley. This wine is ideal to start your aperitif, it will feel like fireworks of flavors for your palate on Independence Day!
We wish you a happy Independence Day!
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