"Wines that have a lot of acid are perfect when you're eating typical tailgate fair," says Paopao. "That acid gets your digestive juices going." That's why she likes grüner veltliners, which are generally high in acid. Indeed, these almost green wines have many of the mineral and grass qualities you'll find in a great sauvignon blanc, making them especially well suited to nachos, salsa, and any vegetables you might throw on the grill. You are grilling vegetables, right?

Try: Szigeti Brut ($15.97)