Wines to celebrate the 4th of July in the USA
The United States is a huge country with more than 40 states. States that have distinct characteristics that distinguish them from one another. Due to this cultural richness, US Independence Day is celebrated in many different ways in different parts of the country. However, they all have some elements in common.
For example, parades. Everywhere, from small towns to big cities, the streets are filled with patriotic demonstrations. Americans flock to witness them. Right now, we’re just a few days away from one of the most important celebrations for Americans. The 4th of July is a day for celebratory barbecues, where everyone in the nation gathers to enjoy a delicious dinner with a variety of menu options.
We pick the ideal moment to drink a superb wine, and like every significant event, July 4th involves a toast and sharing with friends and family.
America, one of the main wine producers in the world
The United States is one of the largest wine producing and consuming countries in the world. We are ready to provide you with the best wine recommendations from our wine store, finding.wine, so that you can take advantage of special wine discounts on holidays like the Fourth of July.
There are more than six-billion-dollar worth of vineyards in the United States. In fact, according to a 2016 report from Wine Retailer, the United States has more than 29,500 vineyards and produces a wide range of wines and varietals.
What characteristics make America one of the world's first wine producers?
The California coast, where most of the vineyards are located, is also at the crossroads of many industries, such as agriculture, shipping, energy, and services, many of which are indirectly interrelated.
America's wines are also some of the best in the world. The country reportedly has more than 7,000 wineries, with 400 of them producing more than 250,000 bottles a year.
And it is precisely this complexity, as well as the technical expertise and knowledge of its winemakers, that gives California wines their unrivaled reputation as one of the best in the world, which is confirmed in all the famous wine shops in the world.
Major grape-growing regions in the United States
Today, the United States is known as the world's second-largest producer of wine, behind France, but is moving ahead in its expansion to become number one in the world.
Not only does it produce more than 30 million tons of wine a year, compared to only 15 million tons in France, but the country has around 3.5 million hectares under cultivation, as well as the largest number of Pinot Noir plantations and Pinot Gris, two of the most appreciated grape varieties in the world, as well as the most popular red wines in the world, such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
The United States is also the second country, after Spain, in the production of Tempranillo, another variety of red wine. Other well-known grapes grown in our country include Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, and many others.
In fact, the United States is also one of the most innovative countries in the world and is known for having the greatest diversity of vineyards in the world.
The best wines for celebrating this year’s July 4th
We hope that our five wine selections, which include a mixture of varietals, kinds, and origins, will live up to your expectations for this special holiday.
Moet & Chandon 2008 Dom Perignon Chef de Cave Legacy
The official champagne of Russia's 2018 World Cup.This truly exceptional champagne, with its aromas of apple, nectarine, and mango, is elegant and tempting. Dom Perignon 2008 can be drunk with many dishes; chicken, ribs, veal, you name it. You can even try pairing it with desserts.
Domaine Didier Dagueneau, Jurancon Moelleux, 2016.Les Jardins de Babylon
This Moelleux, a sweet wine, is made exclusively with Petit Manseng, a late-ripening grape that brings its delicate fruitiness to the town of Jurancon. The grapes are picked in the fall, and the winery bottles them in September and delivers them to its winegrowers for bottling and keeping in a custom-made oak barrel until they mature. The result is an intense color, a deep aroma, and a round and fine texture. Domaine Didier Dagueneau 2016 Moelleux is perfect to accompany light seafood, grilled lamb and chicken, or as a table wine.
Realm Cellars 2019 Tempest Red Blend
The Tempest was one of the first wines, and the first proprietary blend, to be made. Savor the glory of this Old World Cuvée Brut. Its deep ruby color indicates a fresh flavor without aging. With 9% ABV, it pairs well with blue cheese, cured meat, oysters, toasted almonds, or bananas.
Ornellaia 2008 Ornellaia
Ornellaia 2008 Reserva has this remarkable diversity: a sensation of freshness on the nose and in the mouth, but a full and sumptuous finish. A classic of Italian viticulture. Ornellaia, located in the Valtellina region of northern Italy, is a must-see destination for the most hard-core wine lovers.
Cayuse Vineyards 2018 God Only Knows Grenache
It is a small producer based in Walla Walla, Washington. Blending only the grapes from his and Mother Nature's organic vineyards, Joe Firpo crafts a wine of superb acidity and freshness. He also likes to express his personality in his wines by crafting some unique barrels and varietals like Puligny-Montrachet, Syrah and Grenache. What a great pairing. You can buy it at finding.wine on sale.
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
This lovely white Bordeaux blend has recently been awarded Grand Cru Classé status, with a floral, citrusy nose and refreshing citrus on the palate. On a hot day, it goes well with burgers, salads, or barbecue.
No Girls 2016 La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache
Made from 100% estate-grown Syrah, this wine has flavors of ripe cherry, dark fruit, spices, and plums and a smooth finish. This No Girls goes well with meat and vegetables, and it's a tasty way to drink a good quality Mediterranean wine that's naturally carbonated and refreshing.
On this 4th of July, we wish all Americans luck in their goals, and we encourage all lovers of good wines to pay a visit to the finding.wine wine store, to broaden their knowledge about wine, learn about new styles of winemaking, try new types of wine, and taste new and exciting creations, and above all, to have a healthy and happy life.
- Fabianni Posteraro