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Monday, January 29, 2007

Super Bowl Wines

Whether you're looking for Peyton and the Colts to go all the way this Sunday, or you're ready to see the Bears victorious in their first Super Bowl in over two decades, there's one thing about this weekend's game that everyone can agree on - Super Bowl parties.

For many, a cold beer or a simple mixed cocktail will do for Super Bowl Sunday - they certainly do serve as a great compliment for a bowl of pretzels or a sweet sausage nacho cheese dip. But for those who want to put their feet up with a nice glass of wine during the party, we have a few suggestions that might be too tantalizing to pass up.

Medici Ermete Lambrusco, "Grasparossa," 2005 a slightly sparkling chilled red, Lambrusco is a perfect Super Bowl drink. Boasting a dry, cleansing palate of blackberries, raspberries and roses, Lambrusco is quite the companion for barbecue chicken wings and potato chips,

Montesel Prosecco di Conegliano "Riva dei Fiori," 2005 An uncommonly elegant and historical prosecco, presumed to be from the Hills of Japheth, the third son of Noah, who according to Genesis, discovered the art of winemaking. Impeccable scents of fruit and white flowers mark this smooth sparkling wine, with an overwhelmingly clean effervescent palate, perfect for washing down lil smokies and the dip-adorned crudité that are sure to be gracing the country's coffee tables.

Buona Bevuta a Tutti


Tracie B. said...

have you ever had gragnano? great with burgers.

De Vino said...

Teroldego barriqued for 12 months impressive purple color. If you like that you should also try the Marion Teroldego...

Tracie B. said...

gragnano imbarricato? is that really necessary?

De Vino said...

Sorry my bad I thought you were talking about The Foradori Granato and not the Gragnano...but you should try the Marion Teroldego and the Granato anyway maybe with some daino with junniper when you'll be in the north.