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Heat up your summer BBQ with these perfect July 4th wines

Next Monday, you'll probably be celebrating our nation’s independence with colorful fireworks and traditional BBQ fare. So, The Daily Sip is providing four foolproof food and wine pairing recommendations for this 4th of July. Enjoy these grilled classics over the holiday weekend and throughout summer's balmy nights.


All-Beef Hot Dog
There’s almost nothing more American than a mouthwatering gilled hot dog. Whether sliced as an appetizer or eaten in a fluffy bun loaded with all the fixings, keep your hot dog wine pairing simple by introducing a bold, juicy Cabernet. We recommend Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. You can find it here.

Grilled Shrimp
Spiced and skewered, wrapped in bacon or served straight-up, grilled shrimp are an ideal appetizer for any BBQ. The natural sweetness of the shrimp makes it a perfect match for a subtly sweet white wine such as Riesling. We suggest picking up any Pacific Rim Riesling. Find their wines here.

Old-Fashioned Hamburger
Since the best burgers are juicy and full of flavor, they are the perfect counterpart to a Claret or Bordeaux Blend. For this holiday especially, we like an American take on this French classic, so look for Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2008 here.

Grilled Steak
If you’re going to splurge on your BBQ with a grilled steak, you might as well go all-out with some delicious wine too. There’s nothing more American than our great nation’s sole indigenous varietal, Zinfandel. Snag a bottle of Chateau Montelena Estate-Grown Zinfandel here and toast to 235 years of freedom!


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