When thinking about what to share this week for Wine Wednesday, I could not stop thinking about the upcoming three day weekend. What would be the best wines for Labor Day Weekend?
Scrolling through my emails for some inspiration, I came across one titled “War of Wines State Map.” Of course I had to read more. It was from Wisevoter. The organization is described as a bipartisan educational platform that analyzes America’s opinions and choices.
Apparently, they were intrigued with wine consumption across the United States. The organization turned their research tools to discover the most popular wines by state. Surprising to me, white wines are number one in 25 states. However, red wine is not far behind. It rules supreme in 21 states. Rose brings up the rear with four states. When it comes to those white wine winners, sauvignon blanc is the clear favorite. It tops the list in 16 states including Florida.
The second most popular wine in Florida according to this report from Wise Voter is cabernet sauvignon. Next up is chardonnay followed by rose.
Considering these stats for Florida wine drinkers. I’ve come up with a list of the best wines for Labor Day Weekend.
In addition, I deviated just a bit to add a couple that always seem to work well with grilling out. A favorite past time for the holiday. One of them is zinfandel. Earlier this year I went to San Francisco to attend ZinEX. It was a wine event and expo dedicated entirely to zinfandel and it was a blast. My teeth were purple for an entire week after tasting so many of these big, bold delicious wines.
Let’s take a look at Florida’s favorite wines and how they fit into Labor Day.