Jessica Altieri

Wine Lifestyle Expert

The Super Bowl 52 Sip on a Ferris Wheel

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How To Drink Wine for Super Bowl 52 

Instead of watching Super Bowl 52 in a bar, or at a friend’s house, we’ve got an idea for you. You get on a plane and head over to Vienna, Austria and get your tickets to Wiener Riesenrad, a famous 200-foot-tall Ferris Wheel in Vienna, Austria. The Weiner Riesenrad was erected in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I. Super Bowl 52 on your iPhone might work, we’re not quite sure. But you won’t be disappointed either way with the Ferris Wheel ride.

Now, you may not be able to get the “gang” together like I did. Joining me for this Super Bowl 52 viewing party would be Fritz and Lissi Wieninger, from Wieninger Wines, 3-star Michelin Chef Juan Amador, and Stefan Schauer from world-famous Staud’s preserves.

And of course, we need a little” live music”.  How about being serenaded by world-renowned tenor, Michael Schade. Schade regularly performs at the Canadian Opera Company, Vienna Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera, Opéra National de Paris, San Francisco Opera, Hamburg State Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Los Angeles Opera. Private and luxury cabins in the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris Wheel can be reserved for romantic, candle-light dinners—an elegant and exclusive setting with appetizers and Hochriegl “Cuvee Sophie” sparkling wine followed by a three-course meal and two bottles of wine, Grüner Veltliner Bründlmayer and Wiener Trilogie Wieninger. Though, unfortunately, private serenades by Michael Schade aren’t always part of the deal. The Ferris Wheel cabins can also be hired for weddings, groups, cocktail hours, breakfasts, and coffee breaks.

Watching Super Bowl 52 is optional on this trip. Now get those airline tickets!  Prost!