Make your 4th of July BBQ Better with Wine

Tamra Bolton


Whatever your plans for celebrating the 4th this weekend, don’t forget to make your party even more special by choosing the perfect wine; a smooth robust Malbec is perfect for barbeque or juicy steaks, if grilled chicken or fish more your speed, try a Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay as an accompaniment.  If you’re having hot dogs and hamburgers a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot might be more to your liking and don’t forget the Moscato d’Asti or Riesling for your yummy desserts.

This weekend is a time for friends, family, fun and food, but don’t forget to reflect on the reason we celebrate the 4th.   Growing up, my favorite part of the 4th was the fireworks.  My Dad always took us to the local fireworks stand and let us choose a sack full of sparklers and other fun poppers.  It was one of the few times we were allowed to stay up past 10:00 when we were small. Maybe that’s why I am so fond of the holiday!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy one of the highlights of summer!