The game is almost on. No matter who you’re rooting for, there’s a bottle of wine that shares the spirit of your favorite team:
The Muscle: Seattle Seahawks
Esporão Red Reserva 2013
The Seahawks have recently led in scoring defense, and Esporão Red Reserva from Portugal shows just as much power—nearly as intense as a sack from Bennett.
The Dynasty: New England Patriots
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut
The Patriots boast the most Super Bowl appearances for the last 25 years; equally as enterprising, Laurent-Perrier has helped shape champagne as we know it. The Brut is elegant and fresh.
The Reliable Pick: Denver Broncos
Côtes du Rhône Reds
With a quarterback who has 17 years of experience under his belt, the Broncos are a safe bet. Like Manning, Côtes du Rhône reds never disappoint thanks to their great quality and low prices.
The Dark Horse: Kansas City Chiefs
Just as many didn’t think to consider the Chiefs, dry Rieslings from France’s Alsace region are also oft forgotten. But these racy Rieslings are certain to come out on top with their juicy drinkability.
The New Kid on the Block: Carolina Panthers
Elena Walch Pinot Grigio 2014
This relatively young team is finding its footing—in the same way that sisters Karoline and Julia Walch are blazing their own trails alongside their pioneering mother, Elena. The family’s Pinot Grigio from Italy wows with its complexity and concentration.
The Down-Home Legend: Green Bay Packers
Côtes de Bordeaux Reds
Known for their laid-back, Midwestern sensibility, the Cheeseheads find a kindred spirit in Côtes de Bordeaux. The Côtes are known as the “Bordeaux in blue jeans,” producing supple, well-made and accessible reds.
The Live Wire: Pittsburgh Steelers
Vitiano Rosso 2013
The Steelers’ hunger for making it to the Super Bowl can only matched by the energy present in Vitiano Rosso 2013. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, it can quench any thirsty appetite.
The Wild Card: Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals have transitioned from losing streaks to being called the “best team” in the NFL; just as pleasantly surprising, Bordeaux—best known for its classic reds—produces refreshing, affordable whites.