Paopao favors light and crisp whites, pinks, and bubbles for tailgating, but how does that help the many of us who are dedicated red drinkers? Paopao suggests syrah blends. "Syrah and grenache blends are spicy and juicy – which are especially great for burgers and ribs." And breaking with decades of perceived wisdom and snobbery, Paopao particularly likes one blend that is available in . . . a box? "Seriously, people need to get over the box hump and start to realize that shitty wine comes in bottles too," she says. "A wine that tastes good to you is a good wine, no matter the vessel. A box just offers you more of it and in eco-friendly packaging for the win!"

Try: From The Tank Vin Rouge ($29.95 for the equivalent of four bottles)