An Award-Winning Wine Super Bowl Sunday

Melani Sarhadi

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This is “Nacho” Average Super bowl party!

Players get into your positions! The field is waiting...what are you planning on scoring this year? Finger-licking buffalo chicken wings? A thick, juicy, mouth-watering burger? Red carding yourself until dessert? Whatever your food lineup is, make it unbeatable by cheering on your score-winning team with award-winning wines!

If you don't already receive monthly shipments of our 6 Wine of the Month Clubs and are in need for some pairing inspirations, here’s a “foul”-proof game plan:

First Quarter: The Dips and Chips

Seven-Layer Dip:
Thought this crowd-pleaser couldn’t get better? Add an eighth layer of flavor by accompanying it with a bottle of Grenache Blanc. The Malagón 2017 Grenache Blanc from Baja California, featured in our International Wine Club is a touchdown waiting to happen. While still full-bodied, the wine flaunts clean, crisp flavors that complement those of the dip.

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Malagón 2017 Grenache Blanc

A Pinot Grigio-based blend, like the Uvaggio 2015 Zelo Bianco featured in our Gold Wine Club, would be a great pairing for this flavorful dish. Not to be too cheesy...but the clean finish of the wine make them perfect for each other.

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Uvaggio 2015 Zelo Bianco

Chili dip:
A hearty, filling dip like chili works well with more delicate tannins, found in bottles like the Cedergreen 2015 Gamay Noir. The wine’s smooth, tantalizing flavors keep up with that of the chili, while at the same time not overshadowing it.

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Cedergreen 2015 Gamay Noir

Second Quarter: The Appetizers

Jalapeno poppers:
In between popping these fun little appetizers in your mouth, you should consider sipping on a glass of the Seinna 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon featured in our Garagiste Wine Club. The layers of complexities of the wine and the spice from the jalapeno’s add beautifully to each other’s piquancy.

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Seinna 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Pigs in A Blanket:
This may sound like a blanket statement...but nothing in this world goes better with this appetizer than our very own Gold PLUS! featured Shutter 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. All jokes aside, the wine, with its distinct minerality and touches of sweet oak, doesn’t miss a beat while dancing on your taste buds along pigs in a blanket.

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Shutter 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Potato Skins:
A wine that shows off earthy spice notes, like the Ancillary 2013 Pinot Noir from our Pinot Noir Wine Club, is a great companion for your potato skins. The wines expressive flavors will explode in your mouth, just as your bacon and cheddar topped potatoes do!

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Ancillary 2013 Pinot Noir

Third Quarter: The Meats

A burger can definitely stand alone, but why not add some extra zest? The smooth and seamless texture of the Dutton Estate 2014 Chardonnay demands both recognition and proper complementation. Its crisp acidity matches well with a juicy, grilled burger!

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Dutton Estate 2014 Chardonnay

Chicken Wings:
A great wingman for this plate would be a bold Zinfandel, such as the Vineyard 1869 2015 Zinfandel showcased in our upper-level Platinum Wine Club. Coming from America’s oldest documented Zinfandel Vineyard, this bottle is a great choice to enjoy with wings and football.

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Vineyard 1869 2015 Zinfandel

Before you tear into your perfectly smoked ribs, consider getting a glass of the Rideau 2015 Red Blend ready by your side! The silky tannins of the wine linger and holds the delicious, smoky flavors of the dish.

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Rideau 2015 Red Blend

Fourth Quarter: The Dessert

Chewy and chocolatey in their nature, brownies pair fantastically with the Byron Blatty 2016 GSM. The wine offers flavors of strawberries, cherries, and baking spice. Treat your taste buds with this delightful combination.

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Byron Blatty 2016 GSM

Festive Cupcakes:
A fluffy cupcake would taste even more heavenly with a bottle of Petrified Forest 2011 Merlot. The mouth-watering fruit and chocolate-caramel notes of the wine make it an ideal match for this dessert.

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Petrified Forest 2011 Merlot

Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie that melts in their mouth? Want to add a twist? Try it along sips of the Longaví 2015 Carménère. This wine could be described as fruity, yet spicy, bringing a whole new dimension to your chocolate chip cookie experience.

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Longaví 2015 Carménere

So, whether you're more excited about the Super Bowl game or maybe just the commercials, make sure to have a few different wine options to pair with your spread!