5 Pizza Pairings to try for International Pizza Day


If you’re in need of the perfect pizza pairing for the most important day this week, here are five wine pairings for five popular pizza toppings – there’s something for everyone.

Margherita – Winbirri Signature

This bold red is bursting with rich plum and dark-berry fruits; spicy with notes of coffee and blackberries. Plum and vanilla come through beautifully on the palate. An excellent accompaniment to your Margherita Pizza.

Chicken – Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve

This wine has beautiful aromas of stone fruits such as white peach on the nose.
The palate is rounded with a subtle spice on the finish.
Pair with your favourite chicken pizza.

Mushroom – Bluebell Vineyard Ashdown Ortega

This wine has bold aromas of verbena, apricot and hazelnut which lead to flavours of ripe peach,
Mirabelle plum and baked apples on the palate.
This will pair beautifully with your mushroom-topped pizza!

Pepperoni – Stopham Estate Pinot Gris

This Pinot Gris is off-dry, with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside the floral character on the nose.

On the palate, this has excellent balance with crisp acidity.

It is fairly full in body, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, but is refreshing and long, with a lively citrus and stone fruit finish.

An excellent match for a Pepperoni pizza.

Ham and Pineapple – Simpsons Roman Road

Displaying pineapple and apricot aromas, complemented with sweet oak, clementine and mixed spice flavours and finishing in a luxurious, textured palate.

This wine will take your Hawaiian pizza to the next level.

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