Be the MVP of any game-day party with one of these great recipes that provide a sophisticated twist on some classic finger food favorites. We know that football is usually synonymous with beer, but we’re wine people – and these bites each have great vino pairings that are sure to score with your tastebuds.
Skip the traditional buffalo sauce an opt for these Sticky Miso Chicken Wings. A tasty glaze consisting of miso, ginger, and fish sauce provides a perfect sweet-sour flavor that pairs seamlessly with a light-bodied Pinot like the 2015 Lincourt Willie Mae Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills. (via Food & Wine)
This is no ordinary guacamole! Grab some fresh mangos and get ready for a flavorful upgrade to the (already awesome) original. We recommend having a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand, as it helps cut the fat in the avocado but complements the mango’s flavors – the 2017 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA is one of our favorites. (via Get Inspired Everyday)
We already know that cheese and wine is a winning combo — and when it’s breaded and melty, it only gets better. Impress your guests by taking this innovative twist on the mozzarella stick by using a waffle iron to “fry” the cheese, resulting in golden-brown, crunchy-yet-gooey deliciousness. (via Serious Eats)
We know that pizza is usually chosen as a go-to party staple because it’s easy (and delivered pre-made by someone else), but hear us out: this homemade margherita pizza is better than the greasy version that comes in a cardboard box and is super simple to make. Serve it up with a bottle of 2015 Foley Sonoma OZ Zinfandel, Alexander Valley and get ready to do your touchdown dance. (via A Beautiful Plate)
It’s not necessarily grilling weather across the United States, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this tailgate staple. These pull-apart cheeseburger sliders are great for feeding a group of hungry football fans and are totally customizable. We recommend providing gourmet garnishes such as caramelized onions, grilled pineapple, sriracha mayo…and a bottle of acclaimed 2015 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley. (via Delish)