In the privacy of your home you should drink what you want, but wines are sometimes a better match with food. Try it for yourself, beer vs. wine, with your favorite Super Bowl dishes.
If you normally drink lager beer…
If you want to try some reds look for low tannin, fresh acid wines like Barbera or Beaujolais (not Nouveau, please). Great with Doritos!
Summer ale (Sam Adams) or Belgian White (Blue Moon) is your thing?
Try white wines with more aromatics like Albariño (Rías Baixas, Spain) or Torrontés (Argentina).
Hefeweizen (wheat) beer fan?
For whites, try Gewürztraminer from Alsace, France. Gewürz (guh-vorts) for short, is spicy and can be dry, or have a little sweetness. Perfect with asian flavored chicken wings.
Another option is Zweigelt, a funky, spicy, but floral red from Austria.
You might want to try the New Zealand (Marlborough) style of Sauvignon Blanc, grassy with Juicy Fruit (the gum) flavors. Another white wine option is Chenin Blanc (French, not South African) if you want a fuller bodied wine.
“Go to” reds could include Cabernet Franc or Carmenere from Chile.
Also great with chili!
For traditional Ales/Stoudts…
Since they are full bodied there are only a few whites for you, Viognier (northern Rhone, France) or oaked Chardonnay (Burgundy, France).
On the red side, go big or go home! You would probably enjoy full bodied reds like Aglianico (Italy) or Australian Shiraz.
Save these wines for the main course…
For some of my other “Super Bowl” favorites see previous recommendations: