Super Bowl Wines
Beer and football go together like, well, beer and football. But sometimes making a sporting event as big as the Super Bowl more exciting could mean trading in a few traditional items on your party menu.
Wanna be #1? Sack the brewskies, pass the vino and get ready for a Wine Wednesday under $25 that’s sure to be touchdown worthy!
If you like Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll love this Spanish Verdejo from Tapena Wines. This wine is crisp with a plethora of tropical and stone fruits that serve as its backdrop. It also has an appealing acidity that cuts through salt and fat, which makes it an ideal pairing for party starters like chunky guacamole with chili-lime chips or game-night nachos!
- Where to Buy: ShopRite
- Cost: $9.99/bottle
If you want to go fumble-free and food friendly, check out this raspberry forward Riunite Lambrusco from Italy. This wine is the come back kid among American drinkers who have started moving their drinking preference more toward sweeter wines. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is a “sweet” wine for dessert. The residual sugar level is counteracted by acidity and frizzante, so although it does have a sweet flavor, it turns out to be delicious with a wide variety of foods – particularly spicy foods and any dishes with some heat. Hello chicken wings and pizza!
- Where to Buy: Banfi Vitners
- Cost: $10/bottle
For bubbles rather than bobbles, opt for a sparkler like Martini Prosecco which delivers a gentle spark on the tongue and light, delicate flavors that pair well with pub grub like pizza, chips, dips and such, that kick-off your football festivities. They even come in mini bottles, which are party portable. To add some flare to your bar top, use team helmets as ice buckets and keep your minis chilled!
- Where to Buy: Astor Wines
- Cost: $14.99/4-pack
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