Drinking less beer now-Americans more and more quench thirst with specialty red options like mineral water + functional beverages.
Still a party atmosphere with choices-still expected-but the liquid selections lean more 'upscale'-matching the global-sophisticated eats...that go beyond fast food fare.
TRY: A multi-tasking red wine:
Rioja is a well balanced, value priced (imo) red wine made from 100% Tempranillo grapes-that pairs well with everything from pizza, Buffalo chicken wings, tasty Middle Eastern spreads---- to South Asian or South of the border spicier snacks.
|we loved this Fernández De Pierola-deep bursts of ripe berries-stewed fruits, gorgeous dark cheery color, subtle tannins and warmth of aged toasted wood-with elegant finish|
|The perfect pairings....Fig Cake, mixed nuts, and an assortment of cheese. These samples are from Mitica-via forevercheese.com-and available on AMAZON.|