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Snackdown with wine!

Tomorrow is the super bowl! Millions will gather to watch the Super Bowl, enjoying some good football, funny commercials, and maybe most importantly sweet and savory snacks! Generally speaking wine is not very considered for super bowl celebrations. I invite you to snackdown with wine! Enhance the flavors a bit more with the perfect wine pairing. Check the recommendations below:

Pull Apart Mozzarella Sticks 

Slice a block of mozzarella into pieces (without slicing all the way through); add to hot frying oil, then serve with marinara sauce for a savory snack. (Instructions here)

Wine recommendation: Try this with a crisp, and dry White Wines such as a Vermentino from Italy or an Albarino from Spain.

Avocado Fries

What’s better than guacamole and chips? How about frying avocado for a delicious snack! Dredge avocado slices in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, then add to hot oil to fry until golden brown. (Instructions here)

Wine recommendation: Try this with dry white wine with strong citrus notes such as a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or a Pinot Grigio from Delle Venezia, Italy. The citrus flavors will cut through the fat of the avocado.

Easy Oreo Cake Pops

Crush a bag of Oreos and combine with cream cheese. Roll into balls and insert a toothpick; then, dip into melted white chocolate and freeze. Yum! (Instructions here)

Wine recommendation: Try this with a Bubbly from California, a Cava from Spain or Champagne from France.

Elegant Chocolate Rose Cookies

Combine melted chocolate and flour, and then add to a piping bag. Create small spirals on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and then bake. These elevated cookies will add a touch of glamour to watching football at home! (Instructions here)

Wine recommendation: Enjoy this sweet treat with Zinfandel from Lodi California.

Colorful Popcorn! 

Add oil and popcorn kernels to a deep pot, as if you’re making stovetop popcorn. Then, add a secret ingredient…skittles! As the kernels pop, they will become bright, colorful, and the perfect combination of salty and sweet. (Instructions here)

Wine recommendation: Enjoy this savory treat with Chardonnay.

Photos courtesy of: TheSoul Publishing

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