Make your Super Bowl party PA Proud with these local wine and food matches (including some of Pennsylvania’s famous delicacies). You can find these PA wine varietals at your local grocery store, wine and spirits store, or pick them up directly from the winery.
Riesling + Hot Wings
Why it works: Pairing a crisp Riesling with your hot wings will help keep your mouth cool and collected (even if the rest of you is losing your mind).
Cabernet Franc + Nachos
Why it works: Known for its bell pepper-like flavors and medium-high acidity, Cabernet Franc pairs well with the bold Mexican flavors in cheesy, meaty, spicy loaded nachos.
Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris + Chips and Guacamole
Why it works: Pinot Grigio’s citrusy fruit flavors help to pull out the lime flavors in guacamole, and its zesty acidity adds something extra to this lighter dish.
Concord + Pigs in a Blanket
Why it works: The sweetness of Concord makes a great companion to your mom’s pigs-in-a-blanket recipe. This throwback pairing is sure to get you feeling like a kid again (like the last time Philly was in the big game).
Grüner Veltliner + Hoagies
Why it works: Traditional Grüners exude a strong white pepper flavor that blend well with the Italian spices on your hoagie (which is the proper term for the sandwich that New Englanders call “grinders”).
Merlot + Cheesesteak
Why it works: Typically savory, earthy, and sometimes, has a hint of fresh mushroom, PA merlot can punch up the mouth-watering flavors of a Philly cheesesteak (you didn’t think we’d leave cheesesteaks off this list, did you?!).
Sparkling Vidal Blanc + Pierogies
Why it works: It’s a party after all, and this crisp, bubbly white will provide a delightful contrast to the rich potato filling. If you’re lucky enough to have a pile of sweet caramelized onions on the side, even better — they will emphasize hybrid grape’s subtle sweetness.