Upping the Pairing Game
In just over a week, it will be time to enjoy the 55th Super Bowl! This year, it’s come down to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fans on both sides are ready to watch as the Buccaneers make their first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years and the Chiefs play to maintain the title they won in Super Bowl LIV. All of us here at Rubino Estates want to make sure you enjoy the Big Game, even if Super Bowl parties are over Zoom this year. If you want to get a head start on planning your menu, we’ve put together some suggestions for the best wine pairings for your favorite snacks. We all come with a different appetite, so take your pick!
If you’ll be watching for the Buccaneers: Combo Pizza with Night Owl Barbera
Pizza and Barbera go together like Tom Brady and Super Bowl wins. We recommend pizza with roasted peppers, spicy sausage, and sauteed shiitake mushrooms, but you can look for any pizza you like, as long as the toppings play as a team.
If you’ll be watching for the Chiefs: Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onion and Bleu Cheese with Riserva Petite Sirah
The Riserva Petite Sirah scored 94 points and was selected as Editors’ Choice by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Like the Chiefs, this big, bold wine could be considered a reigning champ from the Rubino Estates roster. Enjoy the Riserva Petite Sirah with some savory sliders with caramelized onions and bleu cheese, and you’ve got a pairing to cheer for.
If you’ll be watching for the halftime show: Loaded Potato Skins and Sparkling Wine
For those who would rather see their team in the Superbowl, the halftime show can still stand out. This year looks promising, as the Weeknd is expected to bring talent and swagger to the halftime stage. If you’re looking to bring some energy and pizazz to your living room, pop open a bottle of our Sparkling Wine (on sale now!) and enjoy a glass with some loaded potato skins.
If you’ll be watching for the commercials: Baked Gruyere Mac n’ Cheese and Landmark Collection Chardonnay
If you find the game and show lackluster, perhaps you’ll find some excitement in the high-budget entertainment of the commercials. In between touchdowns and replays, you’ll see products like Pringles, Tide, and Chipotle go head-to-head in this yearly battle of brands. Enhance your commentary on these 30-second spots with a hefty helping of creamy mac and a delicious glass of our Landmark Chardonnay.
If you’ll just be watching to enjoy the snacks: Creamy Spinach Bacon Dip with Centanni Rosso
Even if all else fails, a creamy dip with your favorite crackers will never disappoint, and pairing it with Centanni Rosso from our Famiglia collection wouldn’t hurt a bit! A hidden bonus of the Super Bowl in your own home: the most amazing leftovers!
Super Bowl LV is Sunday, February 7th. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST on CBS. If you want to snack but you'd prefer to keep the kitchen clean, check out Beets & Eats Catering, which is offering a mix and match Super Bowl menu so you can pick up a perfect spread! If Rubino Estates wines make it onto your game day menu, let us know on our social media @rubinoestates.