Sipping for Gold: Wine Pairings for Olympic Moments

The 2024 Olympics is opening this July! As the world gathers to celebrate the pinnacle of athletic excellence, enhance your viewing experience with the perfect wine pairing for each sport.

Here at Big Hammer Wines, we've curated a list of five Olympic sports and their ideal wine companions. Get ready to uncork and enjoy the games like never before.

  1. Volleyball - Sparkling Wine

    Volleyball - Sparkling Wine

    As the volleyball soars high above the net, and players leap and dive with precision and power, reach for a glass of sparkling wine. The lively bubbles and effervescence mirror the dynamic energy on the court, creating a celebration in your glass with every sip.

    The wine's crisp and refreshing taste invigorates your palate, while its light and bubbly texture enhances the excitement of every spike and save. Each sip of sparkling wine heightens your enjoyment of the game, making you feel part of the action with its lively and uplifting character.

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  2. Gymnastics - Rosé

    Gymnastics - Rosé

    When the gymnast steps onto the mat, pour yourself a glass of Rosé. The light pink hue of the wine is as graceful as the athlete's movements. With each sip, taste the delicate balance of fruit and acidity, a perfect reflection of the gymnast's poise and strength.

    The floral notes and refreshing finish of the Rosé enhance your appreciation of the intricate routines, making you feel as if you’re witnessing a beautiful ballet in motion.

    Each twist, turn, and leap becomes even more mesmerizing as you savor the elegant and harmonious flavors of this delightful wine.

    Check out our Rose Wine Collection here.

  3. Swimming - Sauvignon Blanc

    Swimming - Sauvignon Blanc

    The swimmers glide through the water with unparalleled speed and finesse, while you enjoy a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Known for its crisp acidity and lively character, Sauvignon Blanc offers a refreshing taste that invigorates your palate.

    The wine’s clean, mineral-driven texture and medium body provide a cool and satisfying experience, perfect for staying refreshed while immersed in the exhilarating competition of the race.

    Every sip will make you feel as if you’re diving into the pool yourself, energized by the exhilarating competition.

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  4. Track and Field - Chardonnay 

    Track and Field - Chardonnay

    Anticipation builds as the runners take their marks, and you pour yourself a glass of Chardonnay. Chardonnay’s smooth texture and balanced character evoke the athletes’ power and determination on the field.

    With each sip, enjoy the wine’s refreshing taste. The wine’s clean acidity and satisfying finish elevate your enjoyment of every record-breaking moment, celebrating the diversity and intensity of track and field events.

    Chardonnay’s versatility mirrors the diverse events of track and field, making it the perfect companion for this multifaceted sport.

    Check out our Chardonnay Collection here.

  5. Basketball - Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Basketball - Cabernet Sauvignon

    As the basketball game tips off, settle in with a glass of Cab.

    The robust character of Cab enhances the thrill of the game, making you feel every dunk, three-pointer, and buzzer-beater with heightened excitement. It’s the perfect pairing for a sport that’s all about heart, hustle, and high stakes.

    Check out our Cabernet Sauvignon Collection here.

    Enjoy your Olympic viewing experience with these perfect wine pairings from Whether you’re cheering for your favorite team or marveling at the incredible feats of individual athletes, these wines will enhance every moment of the games.

    Cheers to the ultimate celebration of sports and fine wine!

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