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Ban the Beer…

24 Jan

Please consider the following for my argument towards leaving the overplayed bottle of beer in the fridge on football Sundays and picking up a glass of wine instead:

  1. With the Drink Matcher Widget at wine enthusiast Natalie MacLean’s website – there’s no reason why your platters can’t pair with your bottles. The look on someone’s face when they dig into some chicken wings with a demi-sec Champagne or oomphy Cabarnet Sauvignon is priceless. Bending the rules is the best part of wine drinking.
  2. You can listen to Ben Folds Five case on the matter.
  3. Wine and football crossovers. From Cowboys retiree Drew Bledsoe, Super Bowl legend Joe Montana to the Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, these guys are creating great wine. Woodson created Twenty Four Winery in the Napa Valley a few years back. The result? Woodson Wines that are as persistent, assertive and downright fabulous as he is.
  4. Matching bottles with teams is a hoot. For a 49’ers game – a crisp and clean Sauvignon Blanc from California. For the New York Giants – a very grapey Mogen David Concord by Franzia Brothers Winery (LCBO Vintages #611186, $12.95). For the Washington Redskins – a boisterous Cabernet Sauvignon.
  5. How frickin adorable is this bottle decoration by Occupation Gifts?