Football and Wine – the Perfect Pairing

Wine is the ultimate social drink. It’s the perfect thing to serve large crowds or more intimate parties. Wine can please just about every palate and it’s downright delicious too! As football season kicks into gear, we’re getting down to the important business of pairing classic tailgating standbys with a few of the wines currently leaving our cellar.

 

One may not immediately think that football and wine go together – but we’re here to prove this perception wrong! People come together around sports, sharing in the triumph of a great win, and commiserating with one another after losing. Football has the added benefit of enjoyment with great food – easy appetizers and comfort food that’s meant for sharing. What could go better with that than wine?

 


 

Chili

 

CHILI & CAB SAUVIGNON

Spicy, meaty chili pairs well with a toasty, rich Cabernet Sauvignon with balanced, silky tannins and lots of red fruit.

Adagio 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon


Wings

 

HOT WINGS & SPARKLING

Tangy, spicy and sweet hot wings or Buffalo wings call for sweetly effervescent Sparkling Wine to refresh the palate.

Petit Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling


 

Guacamole

 

GUAC & WHITE MERITAGE

Creamy, silky guacamole pairs well with an equally creamy White Meritage with layers of orange, quince, apricot and mango.

Somersville Cellars 2014 White Meritage


 

Pizza

 

PIZZA & ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR

Pizza with salty, savory toppings like cheese, olives, peppers or Italian sausage pairs perfectly with a chilled, dry, medium-bodied Rosé wine with light berry notes.

Monarch 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir