Wine for the Chips
Believe it or not, but fancy, formal Champagne is amazing with salty, greasy potato chips! Talk about versatility. It’s hard to beat a crisp Chardonnay or a sparkling Cava for chips and salsa or try a bold, Australian Shiraz with a plate full of nachos or buffalo wings. A light sparkling wine will also handle cheesy nachos well, especially if there is a bit of spice to them.
Wine for the Veggie Tray
Wine for the Pizza
If pizza is on your plate, a minerally Pinot Grigio or a bold California Zinfandel will make you wonder why in the world you’ve limited its intake partner to beer!
Wine with Chili (and chili dogs)
If you've got a cup full of chili, then grab a glass of Merlot or Chianti to handle the mix of cheese, beans, meat and tomatoes.
Wine with with Buffalo Wings
Buffalo wings, typically accompanied by creamy blue cheese dressing, are a Super Bowl staple, but what wine can handle the grease and spice of this particular tradition? Consider a Spanish Cava, an American Zinfandel or a Riesling to offset some of the spice.
Wine with with Burgers, Brats and Hot Dogs
Burgers, brats and hot dogs all match up well with a variety of fairly easy-going red wines. Look for a wine with good fruit, decent tannins and enough palate power to handle the fat components of the meat. Consider opting for an Argentinean Malbec, an Aussie Shiraz or a Californian Cab, with the most versatile vino pairing for this lineup going to the fresh flavors of Zinfandel.
Wine for the Appetizer Table
Wine for Brownies
If you are looking to up the festivity factor, then you might consider setting up a Super Bowl Sangria Station - a party-friendly wine punch that is perfect for Super Bowl gatherings, where less may be more.