Grilling & Chilling on the 4th of July
Happy 4th of July, Wine Sisters! “Grilling & Chilling” is the theme this weekend and we plan on digging into all of our favorite summertime treats. Grab your grilling essentials (handy checklist below) and let’s get cookin’!
When planning your menu this weekend, don’t forget to pick up a few of our favorite Fourth of July wines that pair deliciously with all of those grilled goodies.
Girl & Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon
Dare to pair this adventurous wine with carne asada and beautifully grilled steaks.
Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red
Pour a glass of wine that pays tribute to the great American cowboy and makes a yummy pair with burgers and ribs.
Middle Sister Forever Cool Merlot
Pair the lush berry flavors of this wine with seared tuna steaks and grilled portobello mushrooms. And make guests smile with her new “Drop of Wisdom” label!
Light the fire
We’ve been pinning some mouth-watering recipes to our “Fire Up the Grill!” Pinterest board that are making it difficult to decide what to cook! Here are just a few of our latest favorites:
Chill out with an ice-cold treat – popsicles! Our expert entertaining Wine Sister, Helen Jane Hearn, recently made these Peach-Vanilla Cream Pops and we can’t wait to whip up a batch or two.
Peach-Vanilla Cream Pops
(makes 8-10 pops)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
4 cups sliced peeled ripe peaches (about 4 medium), or 16 ounces frozen sliced peaches, thawed
1/2 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup Greek-style yogurt