Chowder war in the spirit of the Jets vs Pats this weekend! Manhattan vs. New England. @garyvee…wanna weigh in here?

Sunday at 1pm EST, another NFL tilt between the New England Patriots
and New York Jets will go down.

A little stroll down memory lane:
  • We’ve seen a missed kick in 1978, Bill Parcells leaving the Patriots
    for the Jets, and Bill Belichick leaving the Jets for the Patriots
  • We’ve seen a hit on Drew Bledsoe delivered by Mo Lewis of the Jets
    that paved the way for Tom Brady to show his stuff
  • We’ve seen Eric Mangini leave the Patriots for the Jets, then Spygate,
    and the Jets losing to Miami in the last game of the 2008 season, thus
    preventing the Patriots from making the playoffs with Matt Cassel filling
    in for the injured Tom Brady
  • There has been some trash talk this week, and the JetsĀ  head coach
    has asked fans for their help on Sunday against a better QB and coach
  • Oh, it’s on

So why chowder, wine, football, New York and Boston? Well, there are some wine
guys that like both teams…NY and Boston clam chowder…so why not.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Huge Jets fan, loves wine, and pairs it with food. I see your chalkboard : )

Hello Vino
Does have a Boston office, huge Pats fan, loves wine and food as well.
Although the game is being held a Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
on Sunday…Manhattan Clam Chowder will represent the green and white.
New England Clam Chowder will represent the Patriots.

Clam chowder can be your very own super-bowl of goodness with stellar
white wine, but which ones? Some food and wine pairings for clam chowder..
New England Clam Chowd-ah is a Boston bowl of white creaminess that
I feel has two killer options.

1) Chardonnay(shar-doh-NAY): Buttery flavors with oak make this full bodied
white wine a good match. This full-bodied wine grabs a hold of the flavors
and helps them resonate.2) Viognier (vee-oh-NYAY): A dry white wine with peach & apricot flavor is
a match. If you’re not into the intense buttery/oaked thing, this wine brings
some sweetness to the dish and tastes fantastic.

Manhattan Clam Chowder is a clear broth with salted tomato running
through for color and flavor. This used to be called “New York clam chowder.”
Two great wine pairings here as well…1) Riesling (REEZ-ling): A semi-sweet wine with peach & citrus is a match.
The citrus tang and spice will play with the saltiness of the chowder nicely.
In addition, Gary is a fan of the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets, and the Riesling grape…
so this was the logical choice here.

2) Pinot Gris (PEE-noh GREE): White wine with flavors of citrus, pear, & honey
is a match. The round flavors in this wine become deeper with the chowder.
What type of chowder would you like on Sunday??

-Jim from Hello Vino
p.s. The Pats are gonna “Crush” the Jets!