2009 March Madness® Wine Pairings

UNC and 2006 Felsina Chianti Classico are Champions!

Wine & Team Pairings

The wine pairings for the 2009 Tournament are complete. Click on a team name or wine below to get the breakdown of each team's strengths and weaknesses as well as the explanation for each wine pairing.

Click the region heading to get you a closer look at each section of the bracket as we traced the path to each Regional Championship.

Each team analysis was done by our Editor in Chief, Richard, then carefully paired with a wine by Mike Supple.

Did you beat our Editor? Click here to view/download his bracket.

East South Midwest West
1 Pittsburg
Wine: 2005 J. Lohr Carol's Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon
1 North Carolina
Wine: 2006 Felsina Chianti Classico
1 Louisville
Wine: 2007 Dona Paula Malbec
1 UConn
Wine: Champagne Deutz Brut Classic
16 E. Tennessee State
Wine: Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Champagne
16 Radford
Wine: 2006 Vinos Sin-Ley M5
16 Play in Winner (Morehead State)
Wine: 2007 R Wines Bitch Grenache
16 Chattanooga
Wine: 2006 Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d'Avola
8 Oklahoma State
Wine: 2007 Neyers Chardonnay
Wine: 2007 St Hallett Poacher's Blend
8 Ohio State
Wine: 2005 Dominio de Tares Baltos Mencia
Wine: 2006 Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
9 Tennessee
Wine: 2007 W.H. Smith Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
9 Butler
Wine: 2006 J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot
9 Siena
Wine: 2006 La Posta Cocina
9 Texas A&M
Wine: 2006 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
5 Florida State
Wine: 2006 J. Lohr Petite Sirah
5 Illinois
Wine: 2005 Terrabianca Campaccio
5 Utah
Wine: 2006 R Wines Boarding Pass Shiraz
5 Purdue
Wine: 2005 Bodegas Poesia Pasodoble
12 Wisconsin
Wine: 2006 Heron Chardonnay
12 Western Kentucky
Wine: 2006 Pepperwood Grove Merlot
12 Arizona
Wine: 2006 Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz/Viognier
12 Northern Iowa
Wine: 2005 Ken Brown "A" Cuvee Syrah
4 Xavier
Wine: 2004 Marques de Murietta Rioja Reserva
4 Gonzaga
Wine: 2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
4 Wake Forest
Wine: 2008 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc
4 Washington
Wine: 2007 J. Lohr October Road Chardonnay
13 Portland State
Wine: 2008 Maipe Malbec
13 Akron
Wine: 2006 Argiano Non Confunditur Rosso Toscano
13 Cleveland St
Wine: 2005 Chateau Petit Bocq
13 Mississippi State
Wine: 2007 J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay
Wine: 2007 Guenoc Sauvignon Blanc
6 Arizona State
Wine: 2006 J. Lohr Fog's Reach Pinot Noir
6 West Virginia
2006 Atteca Old Vines Garnacha
6 Marquette
Wine: 2006 Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon
11 VCU
Wine: 2005 Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero
11 Temple
Wine: 2007 Melville Estate Viognier Verna's
11 Dayton
Wine: 2006 Cono Sur Vision Pinot Noir
11 Utah State
Wine: PromisQous Red
3 Villanova
Wine: 2007 Drouhin Macon Villages Blanc
3 Syracuse
Wine: 2007 Delas Cotes du Rhone St Esprit
3 Kansas
Wine: 2005 Chateau de Reignac
3 Missouri
Wine: 2006 Pepperwood Grove Cabernet Sauvignon
14 American
Wine: 2006 Etim Seleccion
14 Stephen F Austin
Wine: 2007 Saddleback Cellars Pinot Blanc
14 North Dakota State
Wine: 2007 Lageder Moscato Bianco
14 Cornell
Wine: 2006 Achaval Ferrer Malbec
7 Texas
Wine: 2004 Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza
7 Clemson
Wine: 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes
7 Boston College
Wine: 2006 Querciabella Chianti Classico
7 California
Wine: 2005 Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
10 Minnesota
Wine: 2006 Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay
10 Michigan
Wine: 2007 Neyers Old Lakeville Rd Syrah
10 Southern California
Wine: 2007 Trefethen Estate Dry Riesling
10 Maryland
Wine: Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé
2 Duke
Wine: 2006 Broquel Malbec
2 Oklahoma
Wine: 2006 Ch Ste Michelle Indian Wells Cab Sauv
2 Michigan State
Wine: 2007 Chateau Souverain Chardonnay
2 Memphis
Wine: 2006 La Posta Bonarda
15 Binghamton
Wine: 2006 Feudo Principi di Butera Nero d'Avola
15 Morgan State
Wine: 2006 Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc
15 Robert Morris
Wine: 2008 Calina Chardonnay Reserva
15 CSU-Northridge
Wine: 2006 Passopisciaro

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After all the wines have been paired, your fun is just beginning. When you head out to watch the game with some buddies, grab a bottle of wine to show the support of your team for that night. Since everybody makes a different bracket, everybody brings a different bottle. Watch the game, enjoy some wine see who comes out on top.

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