Happy 4th of July. I hope everyone has a safe holdiay.

What to serve with those burgers and dogs…Red, White or Rose.

My favorite with a burger is a good Zin. Those that favor white wine, I would go with an unoaked Chardonnay. Chardonnays made in this manner have fermentation take place in stainless steel tanks. It gives it a crisper taste and you shouldn’t have the butter flavor.

Now onto Rose’s. Rose’s are making a come back. Personally, when I think of Rose, I think of sweet wine. However, not all Rose is sweet. You want to look for one that is less than 5% residual sugar for one that isn’t sweet.

What makes a Rose. Rose is made from a red grape. The grapes are pressed as soon as they arrive in the cellar. It allows a quicker diffusion of the color. They are then soaked with the skins for no longer than 24 hours. Rosé wine is then made in the same way as a white wine, fermentation of the must cleared of solid elements with out any more maceration.