The big game is happening this Sunday. Party food is high in calories, so we will all be chucking that diet we all started at the first of the year. Oh boy, I am looking forward to eating party food and drinking my fair share of some tasty wines. Oh yeah, and watching the Patriots and Seahawks battle for the title.
Don’t just stick to one type of wine, enjoy your Super Bowl party food with a variety of wines. If your friends are like mine the wine won’t go to waste. Start with a sparkling wine, Viognier, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc with the veggie tray or chips if you dare.
Work your way through the game with either a Merlot or Zinfandel and then a Cabernet Sauvignon while munching on the chili, burgers, meatballs and pizza.
Just because it is game day don’t forget the chocolate with a port or a sherry to complete a great party night.
Here is an infographic to help you pair up your party foods with your wines for the Big Game Day.
Chips & Dip: Champagne, Cava, Chardonnay, Australian Shiraz
Veggie & Fruit Trays: Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Noir
Pizza: Pinot Grigio, California Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Chili: Merlot, Chianti, Camenere, Cabernet Franc
Buffalo Wings: Spanish Cava, American Zinfandel, Riesling, Gewurztraminer
Burgers & Hot Dogs: Argentinean Malbec, Bordeaux, California Cabernet, Zinfandel
Chocolate Desserts: Port, P.X. Sherry, Pinot Noir, Grenache