According to the classical canons of a combination of dishes and wine, it follows that the foods rich in taste should be flavored with similar drinks, while the more relaxed ones are supplemented with light drinks. But in the case of pizza, this rule does not quite fit, as its composition contains a wide list of ingredients, and sometimes it is difficult to determine which group they belong to. Therefore, we give a few recommendations for choosing a wine for pizza, which are dictated by the Italians themselves. And as they know, they know a lot about both the first and second products.
Wine to meat pizza
If you choose a product with a hearty filling with a lot of meat and sauce, you can not do without a supplement in the form of a drink made from red grapes. But here there are some nuances. If the dish is not sharp, light varieties will do. These include Beaujolais, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Valpolicella and Vaso Noir. For sharp dishes, it is worth choosing more saturated varieties with a long exposure. It can be a drink from grape varieties of Syrah, Pinotage, Shiraz, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon. For example, as an addition to one of the most popular types of pizza - Pepperoni with spicy sausages, you can serve a wine similar to the intensity of tastes based on the Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc grape.
If you are a fan of a light smoky aroma and choose the filling of a barbecue with chicken, then choose Malbeek or Touriga Nacional as an add-on. These drinks have an intense sweet flavor, which will be an ideal addition to the barbecue sauce.
If there are sausages or sausages in the filling, it is worth choosing a drink that can complement the spices that are often used in the preparation of such meat products. A good companion to them will be Syrah or Pinotage. To enrich their taste, anise, fennel, cumin and oregano are used, which is perfectly combined with spicy meat products.
There is one special product in the assortment of meat species, which requires a different approach. This dish with chicken and pineapple. It has a delicate taste, so thick, seasoned drinks will not be combined with it. Pay attention to the sparkling pink or white.
Wine to fish pizza
Dishes with seafood have a delicate taste, they do not contain spicy, spicy sauces, therefore, pink and light drinks are suitable as an addition. For example, it could be Pinot Blanc, Chablis, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio. Often in addition to seafood cream sauce is added. To brighten feel all its shades, take a glass of Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. With them, the creamy taste will open up to you in a new way.
Wine to vegetable pizza
In addition to vegetarian or cheese types, drinks with light fruit notes are suitable. It can be Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Drinks from white grapes do not have a rich taste, but they have a sour taste, which is perfect for neutral vegetables and cheeses that are neutral in taste. Often in vegetable species, the leaves of arugula or spinach are used, which have their own pronounced acidity. To shade them, it is worth choosing drinks with even more pronounced sourness. Pay attention to Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo and Grüner Veltliner.
In a separate category, select Margarita. It consists of basil, tomatoes and mozzarella. The ingredients have a balanced taste, and for its complement it is worth choosing in favor of Garnachi or dry pink.