It’s becoming more and more common that high quality wines are finding their place along the sidelines during any game-watching session. But, with the Super Bowl slated to unfold this Sunday, Feb. 3, one local winemaker knows that it isn’t just about what you’re drinking during the “big game”—it’s about what you’re eating too.
Penns Woods Winery’s winemaker Gino Razzi and his Chadds Ford-based team are serving up a seamless menu for what classic snacks to pair with their their diverse, Italian-influenced repertoire. Whether you consider yourself partial to reds or whites, or you’ve decided it’ll be a fine time to trade in beer for local wine this Super Bowl party, all the pairing cards are laid out for you below.
Featured Wine: Penns Woods Sauvignon Blanc
Suggested Pairing: Shrimp cocktail
The golden, complex wine’s acidity pairs well with a snappy cocktail sauce and balances with the sweetness of fresh shrimp.
Featured Wine: Chardonnay Reserve
Suggested Pairing: Pigs in a blanket
The creaminess of the slightly oaked white works as the perfect complement to the buttery crust of the savory rounds of pork.
Featured Wine: Bancroft Riesling or Bancroft Field Blend Red
Suggested Pairing: Hot wings and blue cheese
If you stick with the Riesling, the sugar in the light-bodied wine helps to cut the heat of the wings. If you pair with the Field Blend, this lighter, off-dry red has the perfect mix of flavors to counterbalance the spicy wing sauce, while complementing the blue cheese. (Penns Woods considers this pairing their “touchdown” of Super Bowl food-and-drink match-ups.)
Featured Wine: Proprietor Reserve
Suggested Pairing: BBQ pulled pork
This bold, deep blend of cabernet and merlot has the long-lasting ability to stand-up against full flavored meat dishes, especially all things barbecue.
Featured Wine: Merlot Reserve
Suggested Pairing: Beef chili
The St. Emilion-inspired, full-bodied merlot blasts with the ideal mix of acidity and smokiness, allowing it to mingle with even the spiciest of chili recipes.
Find Penns Woods Winery at 124 Beaver Valley Road in Chadds Ford. Visit pennswoodsevents.com.