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 & 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
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
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 & 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