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Pairing Wine With Super Bowl Party Food!

Pairing Wine With Super Bowl Party Food!

blog , Laurita Winery , wine advice , wine pairing 🕔January 31, 2018 0 comments

We get that beer is kind of the official beverage of football. We see the commercials. And we know that a lot of beer goes down on Super Bowl Sunday. A lot of beer. But wine lovers don’t have to pass on their preferred potable!

We’ve got perfect pairings for traditional football party foods – nachos and wings – to get you in the game!


Nachos are the ultimate football food, and sure to be at whatever party you hit. According to GrubStreet, your best bet is a Chardonnay.

So, when it’s mixed with the fatty, cheese-and guacamole-covered chips, the wine amps up the entire umami experience…

The wine will also have enough tannic grip and subtle spice to hold its own against any pork or beef you add to your ‘chos.

While they mention a state on the other coast, we humbly recommend our own traditional and sophisticated Chardonnay Reserve. If you prefer a refreshing wine with the oak stripped away to reveal the bare grape, our Chardonnay Naked is a crisp and tangy option.


Wings are a little trickier, because there are so many flavor options. No one wine works for all. We’ve got a few of the most popular, via, and advice from Robert Jones of the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Anytime the sauces’ flavors are so complex, intense, overwhelming, simpler wine matches better.

Asian Style – The blend of hot and sweet with soy and ginger needs “something with a lot of fruit flavor, crisp acids and lower ABV”, according to Jones. Try our Down the Shore Windswept White. The fresh, clean, ripe white fruits and refreshing acidity are the perfect complement to Asian flavors.

Honey Barbecue – Barbecue is sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, all at the same time.

This sauce has so much going on that individual components get lost in an amalgam of sweet, warm and mild sauce, so a traditional bistro-styled, fruity/peppery (wine) should work

We happen to have just the thing. The Bistro is a “fruit forward” medium bodied wine with a broad range of bouquet, flavors and finishes – a unique flavor profile.

Medium Hot – With their combination of hot sauce and butter, these wings go well with Zweigelt. Instead try Lemberger, a German red, bigger and deeper than Zweigelt with long lasting spice and berry flavors.

Garlic Parmesan – These flavors go best with the wines they’ve been paired with for centuries, “any and all inexpensive reds and rosés from the Mediterranean Rim”. Try the grenache-style Barcelona Red with it’s hints of black raspberry and cherry fruits plus a touch of spice. Or for more refreshing acidity, try Down the Shore Beachcomber Blush.


Now you’re set! Grab your wine, pick your favorite party munchies, and get ready for some football! (And don’t forget a little Chocolate Therapy for your post-game dessert!)

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