Most wines are preserved with artificial sulfites, which prevent a wine’s fruit flavors and aromas from developing by preventing unwanted reactions with oxygen. 
As much as we all love the traditional Fourth of July favorites — barbeques, hot dogs, cold macro-brewed American beer, or anything that can be made with red, white, and blue —there’s no reason why you shouldn’t feel as patriotic drinking the best wines of Europe. If that thought just doesn’t process, think of it as an excuse to practice your French Bastille Day celebrations in less than two weeks!