Happy Fourth of July! I’m so excited to partner with Rueda Verdejo today to share this fun patriotic themed patio for July Fourth and all summer long! When planning a July outdoor get together, I always tend to go for lighter, refreshing dishes and beverages. White wine, in my opinion, is a perfect pairing for a warm summer night on the patio with friends! We chilled bottles of Martinsancho Verdejo and Menade Verdejo to serve, and they did not disappoint. Crisp, fruity with just a hint of spice – it’s a great drinkable wine that can be paired with anything from barbecue, salads or seafood.
If you are fans of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, you will love Verdejo from the Rueda region in Spain! What you’ll love even more is the price point since both bottles are under $20. Rueda Verdejo wines can be found at your local wine shops (just look for the Verdejo label on the back), or online at wine(dot)com. Another perk?! You can get 10% off with code: RUEDA.
We paired our Rueda Verdejo’s with some of our favorite summer dishes! We started with some hummus with carrots and bell peppers and a cheese plate, with our main dish being panzanella and some grilled chicken. If you’re headed to a cookout this summer, I cannot recommend Ina Garten’s panzanella enough! We also toss in some Kalamata olives and cubed feta to make it heartier for a main dish. We ended the dinner with some fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream! What I loved about these Rueda Verdejo wines is how versatile they are from start to finish with our meal.
What are some of your favorite summer dishes for dining al fresco?! We’re always on the lookout for some new recipes to try!
Thanks so much for reading and a Happy Fourth of July!
Thank you to Rueda Verdejo for partnering on today’s post!