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The footy season is upon us again and second only to being there is watching the game at home, cheering on your favourite team with an array of tasty snacks on hand. The food needs to be easily prepared, filling and, perhaps most importantly, consumed using one hand. The other hand is required to hold a drink or to gesticulate fervently whilst barracking for your team or equally berating the opposition or the umpires.
These days, the footy menu has moved beyond the basic beer and meat pies, with more Australians opting for a glass of wine with the game. And no matter your preferred style, wine is a great choice alongside simple, practical and tasty food, taking the footy experience to new heights of deliciousness. So next time you’re settling in for the game, why not try one of our favourite footy combos.
What’s more delicious than a basket full of crumbed or battered seafood? Fish and chips, crumbed calamari, prawn cutlets and salt ‘n’ pepper squid are perfect with a fresh, zingy Yellow Label Sauvignon Blanc. Or if a bucket of spicy buffalo wings or popcorn chicken is more your style, try cooling off with a crisp, clean Yellow Label Riesling.
The humble cheese toastie can be taken to new heights by swapping the cheddar for an oozy Brie, teaming it up with a slice of Italian prosciutto; or add some pastrami, slaw and gherkins for the New York deli touch. Either way, a full-flavoured Red Label Chardonnay alongside will do your gourmet sanga justice.
Or if a little Mexican spice tickles your fancy, nachos, tacos or burritos with beef, beans or pulled pork are ideal with a light and spicy Red Label Shiraz Grenache, while the classic hamburger or steak sandwich with all the trimmings are simply crying out for the rich, dark fruit flavours of Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon.
A glass of Yellow Label Shiraz will complement a homemade chunky meat pie or sausage roll with the perfect balance of soft, berry fruit. So why not whip up a batch of our Lamb and Chilli Sausage Rolls with Beetroot and Shiraz Relish, or a Bacon and Beef Steak Sandwich with Red Wine Onions, pour a glass of wine, put your feet up and enjoy the game.