It’s the Super Bowl, for the love of God – so why not class up your act and swap out your beer for something a little more sophisticated to go with your wings and nachos! Joe – assistant wine buyer at Social Wines – offers up his game day pairings!
• SPARKLING: Bohigas Cava. Sparkling wine works well with fatty and salty foods. “Bubbles and a light body counteract and balance fatty, rich foods, like just beer does.”
• WHITE: Les Deux Moulins Sauvignon Blanc. Try to stick with wines that have a lighter body to balance against the richness of typical football food. “This Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and dry and will give you the textural balance you are looking for when eating things like nachos and wings.”
• WHITE: Thirsty Owl Riesling. Go a little sweet if your Super Bowl menu has bold flavors. “With spicier foods, particularly Buffalo chicken wings, a sweet Riesling is the perfect counterpoint to the heat.”
• RED: Bacchus Pinot Noir. Wine doesn’t have to be geeky or expensive, and it shouldn’t feel like you need to take a class to enjoy the grapes. “This red from California is very popular and light, and has a juiciness that pairs well with salty and carb-heavy foods.” (Editor’s note: This is one of my favorites!)
(Southie Wine Glasses Have been ordered – stay tuned for details for the next pop up shop – just in time for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!)