7 Wine & Snack Pairings for Super Bowl Sunday
We love wine paired with cheese, meat, chocolate, Girl Scout cookies … to be honest, we’ll pair wine with pretty much anything—and Super Bowl Sunday snacks are no exception. While the championship game is typically celebrated with beer or hard cider, we can’t help but wonder which vino would highlight the flaky goodness of pigs in a blanket. Fortunately, Danielle Françoise Fournier, an Advanced Sommelier and a Master Sommelier candidate, offered her expertise on game-day snack and wine pairings, so you can enjoy the surprising yet perfect harmony of cheesy nachos and a light-bodied red. Read below for seven stellar combos!
Fried Chicken Wings and Dry Champagne
Nachos and Beaujolais Cru Gamay
Sausages and Full-bodied Grüner Veltliner
Spicy Chicken Wings and Off-Dry Sparkling Vouvray
“Made from Chenin Blanc, Sparkling Vouvray is a nice alternative to champagne, providing similar richness and depth of flavor at a fraction of the cost,” explains Fournier. “In addition to sparkling wine being a great match for fried food, the slight honeyed sweetness of an off-dry example helps mellow the spiciness of the wings.” Get the wine here and the sweet and spicy chicken wing recipe here.