How To Spend The 4th Of July From Tasting Table

How to spend the long weekend (and the rest of your summer)

As you prep for your holiday weekend, keep this handy: Our Fourth of July survival guide has everything you need to help your appetite celebrate along with the country. 

• Plan your road trip around these classic American pit stops.

• Too warm for red wine? Give Merlot a seasonal makeover with a wine-based cocktail.

• Arm yourself with these new grilling essentials.

• Prevent a July 5 hangover with low-octane beer.

• Throw your own Maine-style lobster bake.

• Brush up on your barbecue skills with a new book from Adam Perry Lang.