Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Celebrate Hot Dog Day the Right Way - with WINE!

Did you know that July 19th is Hot Dog Day and that the entire month of July is hot dog month? There's nothing better than a delicious hot dog cooked up on the grill, and the only thing that makes it better is serving it with a glass of delicious wine. If you want to add a bit of sophistication to your hot dog today, here are a few of the most popular American hot dog styles and the wine we suggest pairing with them!

Grilled Reuben Dogs from Kansas City

This dog hails from our own state, so it definitely needs a great Missouri wine to be paired with it. It's a classic dog that is topped sky high with corned beef and swiss. Then topped some more with caraway, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing. Because of the lighter styles of saurkraut and the Thousand Island dressing, along with the Swiss cheese, we think that our Vignoles wine would pair perfectly and that it's Mid straw color with olive green tone and flavorful bodied, peach, melon & citrus flavors would match exactly.

"Bulldog" Hot Dogs from Atlanta

In the Atlanta area, they like to top their hot dogs with a creamy, crunchy slaw. You can also add some spicy chili and mustard under the slaw for an extra boost of flavor! We think that our Chardonel would pair wonderfully with this dog. The light to medium straw color blends with the coleslaw, and the medium body, and fruity - toasted oak flavors balance out all of the flavors.

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

This may be one of the most popular styles of hot dog around, but that doesn't change that the iconic blend of flavors is absolutely delicious. A Chicago dog is topped with fresh tomato, big spears of pickle, hot peppers, sweet onion, and a vivid green relish. We think that our Syrah would pair wonderfully with the flavors in a Chicago dog. The aromas of currant, blackberry, and black pepper, along with the subtle vanilla oak is a great combo for this classic.

Sonoran from Tucson and Phoenix

The area is famous for this hot dog! It's first wrapped in smoky bacon, then topped with pinto beans, onion, mustard, mayo, and chopped tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. We're thinking that our Spring Red would taste delicious with this dog. The semi sweet flavor would pair well with spice in this dog. plus the velvet finish and hint of black cherry would be nice as well.

Pair Your Wine Right!

At Seven Springs Winery, we love to pair our wine with any delicious food - and that includes hot dogs! They are one of the most consumed summer foods, and billions upon billions are sold every year in the US. While it may be a childhood favorite, you can put a grown up spin by pairing it with your favorite wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come out to Seven Springs Winery tonight to grab your favorite wine, and maybe stick around for a while! Hot Dogs can wait until tomorrow *wink*

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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