Life, Pinot noir, Tempranillo, White Merlot, Wine

Unexpected Pairings

This post is a little late in coming. I’m going to reference Super Bowl LI, which seems like ages ago already! After making sure we could watch the football game by acquiring a digital antenna to access Fox, we settled in for the evening with our blankets, PJs and wine. My husband decided to make chicken wings and nachos supreme and all kinds of other football snacks. I really just wanted to sip the wine!

We chose a Tempranillo Rose, which we have never tried before, that arrived last week with my first shipment from Heartwood and Oak Wine Merchants. I found a good deal on a case of wine through Brad’s Deals. Since we enjoy a good White Merlot or Pinot Noir Rose from time to time, we figured this one would be fabulous. Unfortunately, not so much. It didn’t have much taste at all and, although the labels suggested we should be tasting strawberry and cranberry, all I got was cranberry, and all my husband got was strawberry.

Despite our disappointment, it actually turned out OK in the end. Because the wine really didn’t have much going on, it didn’t overpower the yummy snacks at all, but, rather, complimented them pretty well! We ended up being pleasantly surprised.

This surprised was not unlike how we both felt about the game. An unlikely country star nailed the National Anthem. A well-known entertainer killed the halftime show despite folks wanting there to be a controversy. And, an unlikely epic battle that led to a historic overtime win.

Football goes with wine. At least for me! Oh, and mark your calendars! Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14, followed closely by National Drink Wine Day on Feb. 18! Cheers!

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