Pizza And Wine Pairing For International Pizza Day


Pizza and wine pairing is an art. Get it wrong and dinner could be a disaster. But if you follow our simple rules and you won’t go wrong.

Pizza and wine pairing doesn't have to be difficult

Margherita – Winbirri Signature

Cheese and rich red wines have always been a solid pairing. 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 – Simpsons Derringstone

There’s something about a Blanc de Noirs that just makes sense with chicken. The Simpsons Derringstone gives wonderful aromas of balsamic-poached winter fruit and citrus-peel.
Succulent and creamy-textured wine, with a crisply-mineral finish.
Pair with your favourite chicken pizza.

Mushroom – Stanlake Park The Reserve MV

This is potentially my favourite pizza and wine pairing. It’s another example of pairing fruity with savoury flavours. The Stanlake Park Reserve is a fruity, elegant dry red wine, with a delicate bouquet of ripe black cherry, blackberry and Mediterranean herbs, in perfect balance with a  fresh, smooth body.
This will pair beautifully with your mushroom-topped pizza!

Pepperoni – Martin’s Lane Pinot Gris

For Pepperoni pizza, there’s only one wine for me. The Martin’s Lane Pinot Gris has a gentle, floral character on the nose.  The palate shows a steely core wrapped by a exotic ripe pear fruit character, with excellent length and concentration.
High acidity and a slightly oily texture makes this an excellent match for Pepperoni pizza.

Ham and Pineapple – Lyme Bay Shoreline

The wine has a complex floral nose with added hints of pineapple & lime. On the palate, you will find balanced, crisp acidity with a palate of lemon and hints of lime and a background of nettle herbaceous note. 
Matching like with like, the pineapple notes in this wine will take your Hawaiian pizza to the next level.

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