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Wine Dharma

DharMag September 2016 Wine and Pizza power ranking wines: what to drink with pizza?

Pizza Margherita Wine and Pizza power ranking wines what to drink with pizza The debate about which is the best wine for pizza is still open and fiercely debated, and we hardly will able to put all on the same page (bottle?).

One wine to rule them all, One wine to find them, One wine to bring them all and at the table bind them. But this is legit: a wine should be uncorked for every palate.

This doesn’t mean that you we can’t trace some guidelines to identify the main features that make as pleasant as possible one of the most interesting wine & food pairings.

Let’s start by saying that all depends on the pizza seasoning, then we will consider classic pizzas (even some vegetarian so don’t worry) and we’ll match a few bottles we have carefully selected.

Before starting with our Pizza power ranking wines, a few tips.

1)Pizza is not, usually, especially greasy or oily, so avoid wines with heavy tannins such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Sagrantino, serve them for your bbq sauce coated ribs.

2)Beware of tomato, which by nature is acid as ingredient, so let’s choose soft, spicy, sparkling and fruity wines, just avoid too acidic bottles.

3)For a good pizza and wine pairing, remember that salt and pepper augment the (wine) alcohol perception, so avoid alcoholic bombs and even super-spicy pizzas.

4)Going back to the spicy pizza: as last resort, to extinguish any fires in your mouth uncork bubbles, Champagne, spumanti metodo classico like Trentodoc and Franciacorta, Lambrusco, Prosecco. No need to spend a fortune for a good pizza wines.

Pizza with speck and mushrooms, what is the best wine for pizza, wine pairing 5)Remember that Pinot Noir and rosé are the master key of endless combinations, wines with a thousand faces that can easily be served with most of known pizzas.

6)Drink what you like, these are only boozy tips, you can also drink Moscato di Pantelleria with a pepperoni pizza if it is to your liking…

Ok, let’s uncork some bottles!

Pizza Margherita

Pizza wine pairing guide, what to drink with pizza. Best wine for pizza Simple, but divine pizza. One of the best wine for Margherita is a gorgeous wine like Lambrusco, but an artisanal wine, not the industrial stuff. Maybe re-fermented in the bottle to combine freshness, bubbles and floral scents to exalt the scents of a gleaming Margherita. Suggested wine: Lambrusco Pozzoferraio from Storchi winery is the perfect bottle.

Pizza sausages and friarelli (salsiccia e friarelli)

Champagne Georges Laval Cumières Premier Cru Brut Nature best wine for pizza A super classic Neapolitan pizza dripping fat and the green flavors of friarelli (broccoli): you could opt for a big velvety Merlot, but try with a sparkling wine, or a Champagne, structured and you will see that the similarity of green flavors and flowers is gorgeous. Suggest wine Champagne Georges Laval Cumières Premier Cru Brut Nature. If you prefer a red wine, uncorked the Bolgheri Superiore Campo al Fico from I Luoghi winery.

Pizza with zucchini and scamorza cheese

Pizza with zucchini and smoked cheese scamorza, best pizza wines, wine pairing Smoked and sweet flavors chase each other in this particular pizza that deserves all your attention. As suggested wine uncorked a warm and intoxicating white as Vermentino di Sardegna. If you like salty, nifty wines you should try the Vermentino Santigaini Capichera from Olianas winery.

Pizza with ham and cheese

Pizza with ham and scamorza cheese, which wine goes best with ham pizza It’s inevitable, in every pizza list there must be an ham and cheese one! the white pizza ham and cheese is a must. Flavor, sweetness and creaminess, all virtues that blend well with a white vivid, structured wine like Soave, Verdicchio di Jesi or Gewurztraminer. Recommended wine: Gewurztraminer from Cobelli winery.

Pizza with Truffle, egg and stracchino cheese

Pizza with truffle egg and burrata cheese, gourmet pizza wine pairings A galactic pizza, full of flavors, calories and fattiness, one of the few cases where even a tannic wine like Barolo could be the right one. Uncork a bottle of Beppe Rinaldi and life will smile to you.

Pizza with crab meat, cherry tomatoes and potatoes

Pizza with tomatoes and potatoes crab meat, best wines for pizza, wine pairings Have you ever eaten this delicacy? Too bad if you didn’t because it’s delicious! But to enhance the sea scent ​​this beauty pair Nosiola (Eugenio Rosi docet) or a classic Greco Greek di Tufo, and with the Pietracupa’s one you cannot go wrong.

Pizza with sausage, mushrooms and Brie cheese

Pizza with sausage mushrooms and cheese Brie, what wine to match The sausage and mushroom pizza is an immortal piace of the Italian cuisine and even in this case we are dealing with a decent amount of protein and lipid in the cheesy state: the choice falls on a Montepulciano Cerasuolo, check for Torre dei Beati or Emidio Pepe. Also a Gaglioppo Rosé could be a nice choice, the A’Vita cellar is liquid poetry, try it!

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