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31 Super Bowl Wine Pairing Ideas

Going to a Super Bowl party is a hard-hitting opportunity to enjoy colorful comfort food that naturally pairs well with hoppy beer products. If the Super Bowl Parties you've attended are anything like the ones I've been to in the past, there's always plenty of beer and jello shots, but little wine.

Let's face it, it's hard to move on because of how the typical Super Bowl menu pairs so well with ice cold brew. Writer, Erin Hartigan, from the Cooking Channel, says it best, "Beer and football go together like Clydesdales and puppies, but what is the right drink if you prefer stemware to steins?"  Time for an audible?  I think so.

If you are a wine lover, you can tackle the typical Super Bowl drink options, no problem, and mix it up with an understanding of what wine to pair with the array of Super Bowl snacks just by scrolling down.

You don't have to break the bank to serve good wine, either.

Here's an A-Z guide for pairing wines with the most common Super Bowl delicacies.

Barbecue Chicken Wings Buffalo Chicken Wings Burgers
  • Zinfandel
  • Grenache
  • Albariño
  • Off-dry Riesling
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Sparkling Vouvray
  • Malbec
  • Shiraz
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet
Brownies, Cookies, Sweets Deviled Eggs Fried Chicken
  • Port
  • Sherry
  • Moscato
  • Sparkling Wine/Champagne
  • Chardonnay
  • Champagne
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Riesling
Guacamole Hummus and Veggies Mac & Cheese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Torrontés
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
Mexican Layered Dip (7 layer dip) Meatballs Meaty Chili
  • Zinfandel
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
  • Merlot
  • Cotes Du Rhone
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
  • Tempranillo
Nachos Nacho Cheese Dip Pepperoni Pizza
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sancerre
  • Fumé Blanc
  • Zinfandel
  • Gamay
  • Rose
  • Sangiovese
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Sangiovese
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Pigs In A Blanket Pizza Popcorn
  • Dry Rose
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • If adding mustard try Pinot Noir
  • Barbera
  • Barbera d’Asti
  • Chianti Classico
  • Dolcetto d’Alba
  • California Oaked Chardonnay
Potato Chips Potato Skins Pulled Pork
  • Champagne
  • Prosecco
  • Sparkling Wine
  •  Zinfandel
Ranch Dip Ribs Sausages
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pétillant Natural
  • Merlot
  • Sangria
  • Grüner Veltliner
Shrimp Sliders (beef) Spicy Chili
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Champagne
  • Syrah
  • Cabernet
  • Riesling
  • Zinfandel
Spinach & Artichoke Dip Stuffed Jalapenos Tomato Salsa
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Provençal rosé
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Spanish Albariño
Veggie Tray
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Spicy needs sweet to balance.  Very few wines offer the necessary sweetness like an off-dry Riesling does.

The acid in tomatoes (salsa, pizza, etc) needs an evenly matched level of acidity, like Provençal rosé or Grüner Veltliner.

Fried Foods need light, crisp sparkling wines or champagnes.

Creamy dips need creamy wine like Chardonnay or Viognier.

Cheesy dips need acid from wine to balance out the taste.

Barbequed items need to be balanced with a full-bodied wine like Zinfandel that is peppery/spicy.

Sorry for all the puns, but I couldn't resist.  Enjoy your Super Bowl party and may the best team win!

Sources



https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/entertaining/food-drink/super-bowl-wine-pairings

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/01/best-wine-for-wings-pizza-guacamole-super-bowl-snacks.html

https://www.thespruce.com/wines-to-serve-super-bowl-party-3510979

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/devour/2015/01/super-bowl-food-wine-pairings

http://abc13.com/food/5-super-bowl-food-and-wine-pairings-/1737652/

https://communitytable.parade.com/255436/allieandmeluncorked/wine-super-bowl-a-perfect-pairing/

http://blog.lastbottlewines.com/fun/super-bowl-wine-pairing/

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