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A red, a white and a blue for Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! Whether you are spending it at a picnic or BBQ, going to the beach, watching the fireworks, or just relaxing on your day off from work, here are some patriotic wines (from the U.S. of course...) to enjoy today:

Red: Laurel Glen Vineyards Reds--This California wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Zinfandel, Carignan and Malbec. It has ample tannins and would pair with a nice juicy steak on the grill.

White: Bully Hill Goat White--Bully Hill winery is located in New York State, and they make fun, non-cerebral wines with catchy names and funky labels. This white is made from a variety of native American grapes: Aurora, Vidal and Seyval. It's an easy-drinking, picnic wine.

Blue: Chateau Morrisette Our Dog Blue--Not technically "blue", this Virginia Riesling is slightly sweet, though not overly so. Enjoy it with food (think cheese and fruit tray, or Dim Sum), or all by itself.

Enjoy your holiday, and happy sipping!