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Italian Pizza

Pizza

UNESCO has spoken: Pizza is Italian.

In 2017 UNESCO added the Pizzamakers (Pizzaioli) of Napoli to the list:

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Pairing Suggestions

Lambrusco (Italy)
Prosecco (Italy)
Metodo Classico (Italy)
Champagne (France)
Cava (Spain)
Sekt (Germany)

Other Excellent Alternatives

Chianti (Italy)
Barbera (Italy)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Dolcetto (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)

Description

If you are in Italy, Beer is often the first choice for Pizza, but I suggest you test a local sparkling wine instead.

My favorite match for Pizza is chilled Lambrusco. The fresh acidity pairs so well with both the Cheese and the Tomatoes.

Pizza and Prosecco is a gastronomic match made in heaven, and the carbonation is believed to facilitate the digestion.

Metodo Classico (Champagne) wines both match the acidic Pizza and cut through any Richness. The lees of Metodo Classico and the Pizza crust share the same notes.

For a Pizza with more Meat, a fruity (Italian) red wine is always a good choice.

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