Tennis is the world’s fourth most popular sport, and wine is the world’s second most consumed inebriant, sounds like a match made in heaven! The US Open is an international spectacle featuring the best of the best from all around the world. Whether your favorites are American, French, or Italian, I am sure we will be able to find the right match to drink them with! Don’t know what to serve with the comp? Don’t throw a fit (your name isn’t Djokovic after all) we have you covered. Here are our top 12 wines to drink while you watch!
If you are drinking red wine in the summer, you may as well make it light and refreshing. Hanzell Vineyards only produces wines that are guaranteed to impress, and are easy to love. This is one of those wines that is interesting enough to make even the slowest match entertaining.
If you prefer a wine with a little more power to it, a guaranteed grand slam, Gibbs is our top pick. Hailing from St. Helena this wine is packing a punch that almost acts as a meal on its own. The perfect pairing for an early Serena Williams Match.
Hot vintage, good producer, great terroir, this is a serious wine that almost needs a nailbiter of a match. When you are focused on the screen, you need something that will pull your attention back to what is important, the glass of wine in your hand.
There will be those sad moments between matches where you are stuck with your own thoughts. This is the wine you will want in your glass for the doldrums. When you are feeling introspective what better place to go than burgundy?
This is our suggestion for when you are watching at a friend (or better yet a frienemie’s) house and want to show off something good. This is your ace. Barolo isn’t for the faint of heart, but when it lands it is always a winner.
Oh, your favorite player was eliminated? Time to drink some Brunello. How can you be sad with Pertimali in the glass, especially from one of the best vintages in the last 20 years?
Watching tennis players sweat and grunt out on the court is exhausting, you deserve something refreshing. This quaffable wine is basically the spectators' Gatorade, So good you will want to make it a double!
This wine isn’t called ‘Prestige’ for nothing. This wine belongs, ney, deserves to be served while spectating a Grand Slam. It's refreshing, but it's rich, just like all those people playing tennis.
This is the Sleeper of the group. The unranked unknown player that somehow makes it to the quarter finals to surprise us all. This is an early round wine, I mean at the price there is just no guilt in popping it open at any point.
This is an absolute pleasure to drink, it's easy, approachable and it looks great in the glass. This is like watching Björn Borg in his prime.
Prosecco is second only to Champagne, it is for that reason this is the perfect wine for when your favorite reaches the final but isn’t able to bring it home. This is the perfect consolation, rich and delicious and sure to bring spirits up.
Of course you need Champagne in victory, and what better champagne than a vintage wine from a grower-producer. I certainly wouldn’t try to make a champagne shower out of this, but rather enjoy it alongside the the US Open Champion.
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