Extra cheesy Nachos. BBQ Wings. The million-foot-long Italian sub. What is the Super Bowl without these nosh-worthy delicacies? Sure, you could drink Buds all day or crush high noons until you pass out, but why not awaken the taste buds with a few gulpable yet food-friendly wines? Below you will find our go-to game day snacks alongside our favorite wines. Go football!
Extra Cheesy Nachos
Nachos are a bright dish, quite high in acid, but then smother them in cheese, and you are adding a creamy element. Top it with some herbs to add a pop of green freshness. When it comes down to it, Nachos can be quite a complex dish, so there are a few options. A chilled and fruity Lambruso would bode well with this dish, especially if you add chicken or beef. A cool crisp Sauvignon Blanc would be the perfect companion to cheesy nachos topped with cilantro and a side of sour cream.
I worked as a sommelier at the Italian powerhouse Maialino for many years, slinging Italian wine night after night. On most nights, my colleagues would retreat home post-shift to enjoy a deli sub accompanied by a chalice of whatever thirst-quenching wine they had lying around. Therefore, given their experience in the deli subs and wine field, it was only appropriate to ask the professionals for their Italian sub wine pairing.
There was a unanimous call for LIGUIRAN WHITE WINE and Lambrusco as a close second. But if you are craving some red, try this light-bodied red, Groppello, from Lombardy. It is only fitting given the region is famous for its bresaola.
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