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Wine Channel TV March Madness Viewing Guide

Jessica Altieri on March 6, 2017 - 7:42 am in Featured Video, Wine Lifestyle, WineChannelTV

March Madness 2017 with Wine Channel TV

Join Former NCAA Hoopster Jessica Altieri

Jessica Altieri March MadnessWine and March Madness is here on Wine Channel TV. Join Wine Channel TV host and former NCAA hoopster, Jessica Altieri for your favorite wine and hoops pairings.

The 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is just around the corner, with the First Four beginning Tuesday, March 14. Selection when the field of 68 is filled by the tournament committee, is Sunday, March 12. 

Wine Channel TV March Madness 2017  Viewing Guide

Full schedule, locations and TV information below:

What: 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament

When: March Madness tournament runs Tuesday, March 14 through Monday, April 3, 2017

TV: truTV, TBS, TNT and CBS

Live stream: March Madness Live app

First Four

* Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday March 15 @ University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio

How to watch: truTV

First and second rounds

* Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18

KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah

* Friday, March 17 and Sunday, March 19

Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. 

How to watch: CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV

Sweet 16 and Elite Eight

* Midwest Regional: Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25 — Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. 

* West Regional: Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25 — SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. 

* South Regional: Friday, March 24 and Sunday, March 26 — FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. 

* East Regional: Friday, March 24 and Sunday, March 26 — Madison Square Garden in New York

How to watch: TBS and CBS

Final Four and National Championship

* Saturday, April 1 and Monday, April 3 — University of Phoenix Stadium, in Phoenix, Arizona

How to watch: CBS

Featured Wine and Food Pairings

“Social with Every Sip”

As a former NCAA Hooper, I’ve loved sports my whole life.

March Madness and game day pairings featured big, bold Cabernets with Italian Beef or Grilled Italian Sausages for hoops fanatics, and a smooth crisp Sauvignon Blanc for party fanatics.

March Madness calls for stepping up your pregame meal options, I’m talking pulled pork sandwiches, buffalo wings with Stone Arrogant Bastard Chipotle BBQ sauce, gourmet fries(garlic parmesan please!) and beer battered fish tacos…Just add some Malbec to go with the Pork and a nice refreshing Riesling to contrast those spicy wings, and let the pre-game NCAA March Madness wine lifestyle begin!

Looking for something to pair with those cheese balls? Try a nice creamy Chardonnay. A vibrant Sauv Blanc would be killer with your veggie tray, like the St. Supery 2015 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. Rock a zesty Zin like Rock Wall Wine Company Harris Kratka 2010 with your homemade chili or Sloppy Joes.

And don’t forget to bust out the bubbly with your Fried Chicken and fries…Fried foods and sparkling wine are a match made in heaven. And, of course, that bubbly can be used for mimosas the morning after…#Winning …

Wine Picks :

Rock Wall Wine Company 2010 Zinfandel Harris Kratka Vineyard

Masottina Brut, Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG

Ferrari Perle 2007

Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2014

St. Supery 2015 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Stay tuned to Wine Channel TV for featured March Madness and wine and hoops pairings!

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