In honor of the full patriotic stars and stripes experience, we’ve put together a little bit of history along with a list of our favorite wines from other popular U.S. regions, including the Finger Lakes, New York and Marlborough, Connecticut.
Independence Day Wine: A Little Bit of History
We all know about roast beef or ham on Christmas and turkey on Thanksgiving. But what did our forebears eat on the Fourth of July? Salmon and peas were both available in the summer and made an excellent pairing.
If you decide to make this age-old meal, you may want to opt for a nice medium to full-bodied chardonnay. This wine, known as the red wine of whites, contains flavors ranging from lemon and apple to pineapple and papaya. When aged with oak, chardonnay can also show notes of vanilla.
The Best 4th of July Wines From Marketview Liquor
Ready to elevate your July 4th celebration with quality wine at competitive prices? Whether you want to make a Fourth of July white wine sangria or choose from the best bottles from a specific state, we have the vino for you.
Here are our top Fourth of July wine picks from popular U.S. regions.
With the perfect combination of terrain, soil and climate for growing wine grapes, Napa Valley is destined to make some of the best wines ever produced. Marketview Liquor carries a vast inventory of Napa Valley Fourth of July wines, including:
The Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes wine region began to grow into a veritable wine country following the New York Farm Winery Act of 1976. The majority of Finger Lake wines are sourced from Seneca Lake, Cayuga and Keuka wineries, with a small percentage from other minor lakes like Canandaigua. The area’s major European grapes are the classic Eastern European varieties of pinot noir, cabernet franc, lemberger, gewurztraminer and riesling.
Zesty, aromatic white wines made from sauvignon blanc grapes dominate Marlborough vineyards. Celebrate the Fourth of July in style with another of Marlborough’s staples — pinot noir. This mid-weight wine displays plum and cherry with a spicy red-fruited background and fine tannins.
You can also find well-structured chardonnays with citrus and stone fruit and pure, vivacious rieslings in the Marlborough sub-regions. Styles range from sweet to dry, lush to taut, including botrytized and late harvest wines.
Jumpstart July With Independence Day Wines
Worried because the calendar is clear for your 4th of July? You can still kick back and relax at home or the beach. Just make sure you bring along a bottle of wine to lighten the mood and satisfy your taste buds. Buy a bottle, a few bottles, a case or a few cases from Marketview Liquor online today.