Whether you're talking meat, chicken or sausages, corn on the cob or slow-cooked potatoes baked on a bed of hot coals, grilling is to Independence Day in the USA what turkey is to Thanksgiving
Of course, no matter where in the world you're celebrating, it's important to remember that all barbecue goes great with a wide variety of Spanish wines.
A delicious thick steak? Try an elegant and mineral red Mencía wine from Bierzo. Pork chops or ribs? How about a classic, vibrant young red from Rioja Alavesa or Navarre. Grilled chicken? Look no further than a rosado wine from Ribera del Duero or Catalonia, or even a white wine from Rueda made with Verdejo grapes. Of course grilled vegetables, corn on the cob and potatoes combine wonderfully with any of the aforementioned wines, as well as whites like the ones made in Rías Baixas from Albariño grapes. But perhaps the true game changer at any 4th of July celebration – and one sure to please every palate – is a bottle of Brut or Brut Nature Cava from Penedès or Alella.
Happy Fourth of July!
Spanish Wines and BBQ Go Hand in Hand