Wine Paired with Your Favorite Game


As the top two teams battle it out for the title of Super Bowl 46 champion, don’t leave your wines on the sideline. You can still enjoy one of America’s favorite past times and give your wines the playing time they deserve, according to Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, co-founders of Messina Hof Winery and Resort.

A glass of award-winning Messina Hof wine paired with your favorite game-time dish will make this Super Bowl one for the books. Kick off the game with an ice-cold Chardonnay to go alongside a crab and artichoke dip. Score a touchdown with your friends by serving up those spicy chicken wings with a nice Zinfandel or Shiraz. And, you can’t lose when you pair rich walnut brownie bites with Messina Hof’s Solera Texas, 2004, the Top Texas Wine for 2012 awarded by the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.

Finish out the football season in style this year with your favorite game day treats without sidelining your wine!

Paul Mitchell and Karen Bonarrigo are happy to discuss the perfect pairings for your Super Bowl party. Please feel free to contact me at to coordinate additional information.

Be sure to check out some of their favorite food pairing suggestions below:

Spinach & Mushroom Puff Pastry – Merlot

Crab and Artichoke Dip – Chardonnayor Pinot Grigio

Spicy Wings -Shiraz or Gewurztraminer

Meatballs – Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic Burgers – Pinot Noir

Chili – Zinfandel

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