If you’re anything like us, the Super Bowl is more than a bunch of big, sweaty men throwing around a pigskin for the most glorious title in all the U.S. of A’s! It’s a chance to eat more chicken wings than humanly imaginable, drink our weight in wine, beer and booze, laugh like crazy at the ingenious commercials, and wait for that moment during the half-time show that everyone will be talking about come Monday. So, in honor of this glorious day, we’ve compiled a list of awesome bottles and snacks to go along with them. Drum roll please……
Food and Wine has a great collection of fancy recipes that will get your creative (to say the least) juices flowing. Pair these with the Loca Linda Torrontes. Floral and fruity with just the right amount of citrus and sweet, this 1L bottle is proof that size really does matter.
More of a classic wing lover? Try this great recipe from Frank’s Red Hot (we are not ashamed of our addiction!) and pair these with the Billsboro Dry Riesling. This dry, yet fruity white finishes with a slightly sweet note that will neutralize all that glorious spice.
No Super Bowl party is complete without a cheese dip and this great recipe from Food 52 will shame Velveeta cheese dip into oblivion. We like to pair this with the Lustig Gruner Veltliner, a light and crisp Austrian white with hints of green apples, citrus notes and a refreshing minerality.
Don’t forget the ‘tater skins, seven layer dip (we also like this Greek version) and pizza!! Pair the ‘taters with the Domaine de Chantegut Vacqueyras, a smokey, earthy, jammy Rhone blend with underlying notes of bacon fat. We like the Piron Coteaux Bourguignons Red Burgundy for our seven layer dip. This juicy Gamay hails from France’s newest appellation and does not disappoint with it’s balanced tannins, red berry fruits and subtle notes of cinnamon and spice. The pizza we like with figs and prosciutto (and some arugula too!) and the Lini Lambrusco Rosso, a sparkling Italian red with fresh, juicy crushed berries and pleasant earthy notes.