As you gear up to watch Tom Brady (yes… again) and the Bucs battle Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, you’ll eventually come to that make or break decision of what to eat and drink during the game. While football game day food is often thought to go hand in hand with beer, we're here to tell you that our premium canned wines will also make the ideal pairing for whatever it is you’re ordering or cooking. Here’s a rundown of what we consider to be five “essential” football game day foods, and the Just Enough varietal that is the perfect complement to each just like Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes.
#5. Hot Dogs, Pigs in a Blanket, etc.
We all know that Hot Dogs are an absolute staple of tailgates and game days everywhere. But did you know that Andy Reid started his coaching career selling hot dogs? Just as unexpected as that, our Pinot Noir is the perfect wine to drink with any type of dog. You need a wine that won’t be overpowered by the rich, grilled flavor of a Hot Dog, and our Pinot is up to the task with its deep fruity notes and smooth finish.Looking for a fun spin on your next Hot Dog check out these recipes:
For DIY’ers no dish is easier for the Super Bowl than a giant tray or table of Nachos. We’d recommend pairing our Brut Bubbles with Nachos, as the crisp minerality of the wine will help cut through the delicious fatty flavors coming from the Meat, cheese, and guac and refresh your palate before you go back for more.
#3. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip and tortilla chips are another Super Bowl staple that we love to make at home, and luckily our Chardonnay pairs extremely well with this favorite thanks to its medium body and acidity, which allows it to contend with the spicy flavors of the buffalo sauce and the fat of the cream cheese. Check out this recipe for the ultimate dip.
#2. Pizza... Any Pizza
Carryout pizza is probably the #1 solution to game day food headaches, and we certainly can’t argue with that. Pizza is delicious, easy, and can be customized to fit any taste. Give that ability to customize, Pizza can obviously mean many things, and each of our wines has a perfect match in pizza toppings!
- Our Pinot Noir will be perfect with most meaty pizzas as it’s flavors will complement meaty pepperoni and sausage, but it will be especially awesome with BBQ chicken as the smoky/sweet flavors of BBQ play perfectly with the fruit in our Pinot Noir.
- Our Chardonnay will be great with Veggie Pizzas. Since our chardonnay isn’t overly oaked, the crisp acidity and citrus notes will pair perfectly with similar notes in the veggies
- Brut Bubbles will be a great complement to Hawaiian Pizza, cutting through the fat of Ham/Bacon and playing nicely with the sweetness of pineapple.
#1. Chicken Wings
Everyone knows Chicken Wings and the Super Bowl are a match made in heaven… Add in our Brut Bubbles and your taste buds will be singing as the fatty, saucy wings are balanced out by the bright citrus flavors of Brut Bubbles. There are a ton of varieties - from Korean to classic BBQ wings, but you can count on our Brut Bubbles with whatever your favorite sauce is.