Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. This American tradition for more than 50 years is so much more than an opportunity to watch a football game — it’s an excuse to prepare an indulgent feast and pair up our favorite beverages.

These are just a few of the menu items I will be preparing for my feast. In front of each item I am placing a small card with the food item and suggested wine pairing. If I get creative it may be in a fun football theme frame. It’s much the same as you would do if you were having wine and cheese pairing party.

Sparkling Wine and Potato Skins

THE VALUE

  • NV Frexinet Brut Cava, Spain (about $12 retail)

THE SPLURGE

  • NV Piper Sonoma Brut, California (about $20 retail)

 

Barbera and Pizza

THE VALUE

  • 2015 Villa Monsignore Barbera, Italy (about $14 retail)

THE SPLURGE

  • 2015 Renato Ratti Barbera, Italy (about $24 retail)

 

Chardonnay and Mac and Cheese Balls

THE VALUE

  • 2015 Domaine Gayda Languedoc Chardonnay, France (about $12 retail)

THE SPLURGE

  • 2015 Chateau Ste Michelle Cold Creek Chardonnay, Washington (about $27 retail)

 

Albarino and Buffalo Chicken Wings

THE VALUE

  • 2015 Martin Codax Albarino, Spain (about $15 retail)

THE SPLURGE

  • 2015 La Cana Albarino, Spain (about $19 retail)

 

Zinfandel and Pulled Pork Sliders

THE VALUE

  • 2015 7 Deadly Zins, California (about $15 retail)

THE SPLURGE

  • 2014 Beran Sonoma Zinfandel, California (about $35 retail)

 

Grenache and Barbecue Brisket

THE VALUE

  • 2015 Flying Solo Grenache/Syrah,¬†France (about $13 retail)

THE SPLURGE

  • 2014 Grant Burge Holy Grail Grenache, Australia (about $38 retail)