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Wines for Tailgating

Gary Vaynerchuk, the quirky webcaster at, is a New York Jets superfan. We challenged him to find three affordable bottles to complement quintessential tailgating foods.

Wine Pairings

Pug Burger

To Pair with Cheeseburgers

“The 2005 Saison Des Vins Syrah L’hiver ($16) is the rare red with enough fruit for this meat-cheese combo.”

Spicy and Smoky Guacamole
Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer

To Pair with Guacamole

“A crisp white wine like the 2007 As Laxas Albariño Rias Baixas ($12) stands up to the richness of guac.”


To Pair with Grilled Shrimp

“The 2005 Heath Wines Lizard Flat Chardonnay from Australia ($8) is a bargain, with a good oak-fruit balance.”



Marseilles Beverage Dispenser

Crosshatch Hot Dogs on Grilled Croissants

Braised Pork Shanks