If you're like most adults, you associate pizza with a nice cold glass of beer — unless you're one of those adults who simply never developed a taste for beer. If you're a wine lover, it's possible that you struggle on pizza night with family and friends when it comes to choosing an adult beverage to enjoy with your meal. Ice water or soda are always options, but if you're in the mood for something more sophisticated, consider pairing your pizza with wine. The following are six wine and pizza pairings designed to provide you with inspiration.
Smoked Salmon Pizza and Pinot Noir
Even though you probably associate seafood with white wine, smoked salmon and Pinot Noir are a natural pairing because salmon has a robust flavor profile that is a bit too bold to serve with delicate white wines. Pinot noir has the right level of complexity for salmon and is best if served just slightly chilled.
Pizza Primavera and Pinot Gris
Chilled Pinot Gris is perfect with Pizza Primavera because it's a light, fruity, straightforward white wine that and pairs well with all vegetables. It's also best served ice-cold, so you'll enjoy the same type of delicious, traditional temperature contrast as hot pizza with a cold beer.
Italian Sausage Pizza and Cabernet
Rich, red cabernet and pizza featuring Italian sausage as the main ingredient is an ideal pairing because they share similar spicy notes. Cabernet is a smooth, deep wine that is best served at room temperature.
Chicken and Garlic Pizza and Chardonnay
Chardonnay is a silky, buttery white wine that makes a perfect dinner partner for chicken and also provides the right kind of body and texture to complement garlic. It's best served chilled but not ice-cold.
Bacon and Spinach Pizza and Sparkling Rosé
As its name implies, sparkling rosé is a rose-colored wine with a significant amount of carbonization. It's a slightly sweet wine that complements the taste of bacon seamlessly. Serve it as cold as you can stand it.
Steak Tip Pizza and Merlot
Once you have steak tip pizza with a glass of Merlot, you'll never want to go back to pizza and beer again. Merlot is a medium-bodied red wine with undercurrents of summer berries, plums, and dark cherries. It's best served at slightly above room temperature, so put the bottle in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before sitting down with that steak tip pizza.
For information about finding a customized pizza you can pair with your wine, contact a restaurant like Scittino's Italian Market Place.Share
2 October 2019
Welcome to my website. My name is Joanne Taylor. My family and I love eating out at restaurants, but with there being five of us, it can get expensive. In order to be able to continue to indulge in the luxury of eating at restaurants, my husband and I have come up with ways to order and save money. We always thought that ordering kids meals for young children was the cheapest way to go. But we found in many cases, it’s less expensive to order one regular meal and let our two youngest children split it. We make use of coupons whenever possible, restaurant daily specials, early bird specials, and other money savers. I’m going to share some of the ways we’ve been creative in the hope that you will find some useful tips.