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Heels and Hoops for March Madness

Jessica Altieri on March 21, 2018 - 7:45 am in Featured Video, Wine Lifestyle

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Jessica Altieri Wine Channel TVAs 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 …

Bracket Buster Wine Selections:

  • 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!

And if you prefer the NBA to college hoops, check out my recent podcast. It’s not every day that you can get NBA players to talk sunlight and soil. Meet Baxter Holmes. His recent article on the NBA’s Secret Wine Society had me dialing his number before I could finish the article. Based in Los Angeles, Baxter Holmes is a national NBA writer focusing on features, projects and other enterprise stories for ESPN.com and ESPN Magazine. He previously covered the Lakers for ESPN, the Celtics for The Boston Globe and a variety of subjects as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times. He attended the University of Oklahoma and hails from Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, a town smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. Join me for this “big bottle” NBA and Wine podcast. My wine for this podcast was a Puramun Malbec Reserva from Mendoza, Argentina brining back memories from meeting legendary winemaker Pepe Galante. Enjoy!




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