The 2011 Super Bowl is upon us. The battle will be fought in Texas, by the tremendously talented Green Bay Packers and some other team called the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kickoff is scheduled for about 6:25 on Sunday afternoon.
The lines have been drawn! Everyone is wondering who will win this year. Will it be one of the football teams or will it instead be a plethora of wild and unique commercials? The Super Bowl has evolved not just in its appeal and halftime extravaganzas but also in its non-game time respites. There are probably just as many people that gather around the TV on Super Bowl Sunday just to see the commercials.
All of this brings us to that all important question, at least it’s important for the true wineaux; what should we wash all this food down with? The popcorn and Bunnies’ famous chicken pot pie probably go best with a little sparkling wine or a light Riesling, but Moose’s hot and BBQ wings seem to work best with a Zinfandel or a smoky Pinot Noir. There are so many different foods and flavors at a Super Bowl Party that it’s sometimes easier to just give in to the old standby, beer, and forget about trying to pair a wine with your celebration.
This year why not try a different tactic. Don’t worry about pairing your wine at all. This year sit back, relax and enjoy whatever wine you want! Throw caution to the wind and break all the “so-called” rules. Find a wine that you love, open it up and enjoy it. So what if it’s not the best wine for potato chips or that greasy cheese dip of Aunt Mary’s; you like it and that’s all that matters.
Have a great time this Sunday as Green Bay stomps the Steelers.