Pizza and Wine Pairing

Windsor and Essex County have two things any foodie can agree on, the best pizza and amazing wine. The two paired together are a great combination; here is a guide on how to pair the two properly.

Cheese Pizza

A plain cheese pizza with traditional tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese will work well with wines that have lower acid levels. The pizza sauce will provide a significant amount of acid. The tomato sauce brings forward the fruit flavor of the wine. Wines to consider with a cheese pizza are Shiraz, Chianti or a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Example: Margherita & Chianti Bucia Nera (La Rucola)

Pizza with Meats

It’s well known juicy red meats; hamburger and steaks go well with red wines. The same goes with pizza topped with meats. Sausage and pepperoni are suited well with red wines like Shiraz, Zinfandel, or Merlot. The tannins in red wine suit the fattiness of the red meat. Red wine leaves a dry feeling in your mouth; the meat create a source of lubrication.

Example: Joy’s Pizza & Sprucewood Merlot “Lady in Red” (Wineology)

Veggie Pizza

Typical veggie pizza toppings include peppers, olives, onions, mushrooms and or spinach; these veggies provide a variety of flavors to the pallet. A Sauvignon Blanc brings bright acidities to take care of the veggie flavors. A dry rose also works great with the competing flavors.

Example: Mediterranean & Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (Armando's)

Top Places in Windsor for Pizza & Wine 

  1. Wineology
  2. Armando’s
  3. Spago
  4. Vito’s
  5. La Rucola

Wineology Pizzeria

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