Wine & Food

Snooth User: Kate Statton

Breakfast Tailgate Food

Posted by Kate Statton, Oct 12, 2012.

Come football season, I am an avid tailgating fan. I love to check out GDP's article on Tailgating Wines from last season, but am wondering if anyone has some additional recommendations to go along with those.

Being primarily a college football game attendee (Go Knights!), many of our games have noon kick-off. This means one thing: BREAKFAST TAILGATES! I love a good breakfast tailgate, and have found ways to spruce up dinnertime classics like mac n cheese and beer to make them breakfast appropriate, but what about the wine?

Does anyone have any great breakfast tailgate (early morning) wine recommendations to pair with the likes of egg sandwiches, bacon and bagels? We'll have some sparkling for Mimosas, but what else?!


Reply by outthere, Oct 13, 2012.

Bloody Mary's for starters and then graduate to beer.

Wine for breakfast? Uh uh. Tailgated at Candlestick Park for over 20 years and we never had wine. Football is a beer sport.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Oct 15, 2012.

Funny, OT, that wasn't the reputation that Niner fans had--the brie and chardonnay crowd, they were called.

Really depends on that breakfast tailgate food, I suppose, but my recommendation is a serviceable sparkler for mimosas, like a Cava or Prosecco at the inexpensive end, and a better sparkler by itself.  Rose sparklers with sausage, maybe. 

I'm not a big one on beer at breakfast, but a good Bloody Mary outside, then beer during the game seems more appropriate than any wines for a football game. 

Reply by Craig Donofrio, Oct 15, 2012.

Moscato d'Asti is a delicious breakfast wine! It's lightly sweet with a refreshing sparkle and low alcohol (around 5-6%) so you can actually have a few and still make it to the game. Check out La Spinetta and Vajra from Piedmont. Enjoy!

Reply by Kate Statton, Oct 15, 2012.

Wow, great recos! I'd like to be at that Niners tailgate ;)

Reply by Richard Foxall, Oct 15, 2012.

I thought about Moscato, but it's gotten so much (bad) play lately.  I do recall getting a bottle from one of the early virtual tastings that I participated in, didn't open it for a while, and was happily surprised when I did.  It was fresher than it was sweet, and would indeed make a nice wine for a Sunday (or Saturday) morning.  I could also see a Riesling, but very few still wines would appeal to me at that hour. 

And wine is just too civilized for football, IMO.

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