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If you needed even more inspiration to finish your Super Bowl food prep ahead of the game, here's a sneak peek at a dozen commercials you'll want to make sure you see. From choose-your-own-adventure to naming rights to a painfully long smooch, this looks to be yet another unforgettable round of ads. Time for a repour of that wine.


There's still time to finalize your Super Bowl menu and make sure you have the best array of junk food possible (and a few healthy things, too). We've found some sizzlin' good recipes and pinned them (with a bunch of wine pairings) on Pinterest. Here's just a hint of what's in store. What will you be making for game day?


Pinot and Pigskin
By: Jayme Lamm
Posted: Jan. 29, 2013


Imagine for just a minute your Super Bowl party wasn’t just filled with the same ice-cold beer you always have, but instead, decided to offer wine at your party. What a nice break with tradition that could be. Pairing wine with Super Bowl food may be easier than you think, as Michel-SchlumbergerExecutive Chef Michael Pryor tells Jayme Lamm.


Our Super Bowl hopes were dashed as our home team, the Denver Broncos, lost in the playoffs. To comfort ourselves, we intend on throwing a Super Bowl party with lots of carbs—Italian style! We’ll be ordering ours from our new favorite Italian spot in the Denver area.


I’m in planning mode for my own Super Bowl party this year, and let me tell you, I’ve got my game face on. I’m set on scoring a touchdown in the execution of my planning, timing, and menu. Here are some of the tips I’m writing in my playbook as I develop my game day strategy. What else would you recommend?


Wine and Super Bowl Pairings
By: Jayme Lamm
Posted: Jan. 25, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII will be filled with firsts, a 17-year league veteran playing his last game and lots of speculation and wagers on the line. It’s sure to be a game to watch, not to mention the sibling rivalry on the sidelines. Sport and food-and-wine blogger Jayme Lamm talks wine pairings and predictions with sommelier Edgar Poureshagh. Share with us: what are your own wine-and-Super-Bowl word associations?


There’s no time like the present to start getting in gear for your Super Bowl bash. Run those laps, clean the house and show off your own Super Bowl (menu) strategy with these make-ahead mini crab cakes from WineTable Executive Chef Harry Haff. The adults will love your style—especially when you serve it with a well-paired wine. Don't forget--they eat crab cakes in BOTH San Francisco and Baltimore...so show your true colors with the dipping sauce you make.


Broaden your Super Bowl menu with this spicy southwestern stew. This twist on the more traditional ground beef chili with the introduction of beef brisket or bottom round will keep your crew well-fed and cheering throughout the day. Try this recipe from WineTable Executive Chef Harry Haff and pair it with a cool-climate syrah or shiraz from Australia or Washington State, a full-bodied, cool-climate zinfandel or an oak-aged Lemberger from Washington State, Germany or Austria.


Chips and dip is about as necessary to the Super Bowl as Kaepernick is to the 49ers’ try at the victory this year. Guacamole is a healthy alternative to some of those greasier meat-and-cheese dips we all know (and—let’s face it—love) and is also great for slathering on carrot sticks. Make this version by WineTable Executive Chef Harry Haff and put your conscience to ease while you dig in. Even on Super Bowl Sunday you can have your veggies and eat them too.


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