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Fun 4th of July Food and Wine Pairings to Try

Hot dogs and sparkling wine? Sure, give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

 

Food and wine pairings don’t always include the classics such as cabernet sauvignon and steak. For fun, try a sauvignon blanc with guacamole, or buttered popcorn with a buttery chardonnay.

concocted some interesting some Fourth of July pairings, which we thought were intriguing enough to publish. It's also having a sale, coincidences of coincidences! We've listed other wine purveyors nearby.

Hot Dogs and Sparkling Wine

Charles Ninot Sparkling Wine Brut; $16.99 and second one for 5 cents.

The bubbles and citrus help to cut the fattiness and complement the saltiness.

Grilled Corn and Chardonnay

Bushranger Cpt. Starlight Chardonnay '09; $16.99 and second one for 5 cents. 

The citrus and mineral flavors and full body are the perfect complement to the sweet corn and salty butter.

Spicy Brats and Syrah

Hahn Estates Syrah '10; $15.99 and second one for 5 cents.

A full-bodied red with ripe fruit tones compliments the heat.

Burgers and Zinfandel

Gen 5 Zinfandel '10; $14.99 and second one for 5 cents.

This rich and slightly peppery wine pairs well with smokey flavors, and even barbeque sauce.

The nearest BevMo! to Los Altos' borders are:

Sunnyvale

1247 W. El Camino Real

650-965-4721

Mountain View

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650-949-1826

Wines can also be purchased locally at , , , , and the Artisan Wine Depot

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