Super Bowl Food usually conjures up images of a pitcher of cheap American beer as the perfect match for hot dogs and nachos with Cheez Wiz. However, we know you’re sophisticated. You love the intricacies of the game as much as you love the intricacies of a good Shiraz.
We have been asked by a few users to suggest a couple of bottles of wine that would go nicely with the upcoming Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. So here goes:
Wines to Drink at the Super Bowl
Even though the Super Bowl takes place in the Winter, white wines are a perfect foil for the high-fat content of the pre and post game diet.
These are three great Superbowl Wines at 3 different price points:
Finca el Origen Reserva Torrontes ($10-15)
We have been drinking Finca el Origen Reserva Estate Torrontés for years. IT comes from the North of Argentina and it is a white wine that leaves nothing to be desired. This bottle is super aromatic. It smells like jasmine and tastes like orange peel. When it hits your tongue it is juicy, dry, and acidic…and you just want to swallow it immediately.
Because of the nature of this grape, we recommend this for your pre-game activities. The freshness of this wine makes it a perfect pair for either buffalo wings or sweet and sour wings. Pick this up. You will thank us.
Tasting Notes: lychee, Jasmine on the nose, honey dew, floral, light
Sebastiani Chardonnay ($17-20)
Unlike most California Chardonnays at this price point, Sebastiani’s Chardonnay does not hit you up with a pallet of wood. This Chardonnay is elegant and complex. You’ll be telling your friends at Half-time how the Golden apple tastes like Bruce’s Springsteen’s singing.
This Chardonnay is absolutely perfect with shrimp cocktail,
Tasting Notes: toast, marzipan, peaches, pears, golden apple citrus
FarNiente Chardonnay ($80ish)
This is the one you open when your team wins. Open this bottle, but make sure to put away the red cups and bring out your riedels. This wine is absolutely gorgeous. The wine is creamy and its mouthfeel is luscious. There are scents of melon and citrus with some minerality and very refined oak.
Tasting Notes: Ripe melon, figs, hazelnuts and toasted almonds.
Enjoy the wines and Go Giants….ahem ahem…