Let’s face it . . . beer definitely has the monopoly on Super Bowl food. Because it’s a perfect partner for almost any Super Bowl food — chili, wings, nachos, and vats of hot, melted cheese. But what if beer isn’t your thing? Relax, you have options . . .
One of my favorite pairings of all time is also one of the simplest: Champagne and Potato Chips! I see your side-eye. Just try it. You’ll like it. Champagne is a low-acid wine with very little sugar — it’s begging for a salty, fried snack. Get to the store and pick up a bag of Ruffles and a bottle of Bubbles and dig in! And if you really want to put the pairing over the top, make Homemade Potato Chips. A complete PITA, but sooooo worth the trouble.
And if you like Champagne with Potato Chips . . . wait’ll you try it with Popcorn! Want to knock the socks off your Super Bowl party guests? Make Truffle Lovers’ Popcorn and hand them a glass of Champagne. Or you could buy a king’s ransom of fresh truffles and grate them over your popcorn. That works, too!
The moral of the story: Champagne will play nicely with almost any snack on your Super Bowl buffet. Because Champagne goes with everything . . .