While watching the Super Bowl, people are expected to eat wings and nachos, and drink lots of beer. But what if you’re not a beer drinker and instead you prefer a glass of wine? Below are pairing recommendations from Leo Schneemann, Wine Director at Wallsé and Upholstery Store, that will let you enjoy your wings while sipping on your wine.
Red wine lovers will enjoy Cabaret Sauvignon, Rickshaw, 2012. It is a full bodied, well balanced wine from the Napa Valley with a long finish. Easily drinkable. For white wine, try POE Chardonnay, 2013. It has a tropical taste with fruit nuts and not too much oak, with a medium palette and a long finish. Something special for wine connoisseur on Super Bowl Sunday.
Nachos and Guacamole
A nice Riesling, Red Slate, Dr Loosen, 2014 goes well with this perennial staple. The apricot and white peach notes have a high “minerality” along with a well-balanced acidity. Great for the diverse flavors of nachos and its accouterments. For red wine lovers, Pinot Noir von Winning, 2012, has red cherry notes with a lighter body.
Blaufränkisch, Schiffer, Eisenberg 2013, is straightforward with dark fruit nuts for a medium palette and peppery finish. For a white wine alternative, Grüner Veltiner, Johann, Donaubau, 2014, offers is a fresh, crisp, wine with green apple notes, white peppery spiciness, and easy finish.