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Wine with homemade Pizza

Posted by bobjag, Feb 24, 2011.

Tonight is Game night and Homemade Pizzas are on the menu. Headed to the store to get accoutrements(sic)and Wine. Any suggestions for both?

Had to do this after the responses to my last post have left me craving Homemade grilled pizza.



Reply by Degrandcru, Feb 24, 2011.

Chianti or any other wine based on Sangiovese (goes well with the tomato sauce).

Reply by Girl Drink Drunk, Feb 24, 2011.
Edited Feb 24, 2011

Deg took the words right out of my mouth.  Also, Barbera.

Reply by dmcker, Feb 24, 2011.

Other wines work quite well if you're not using much or any tomato sauce. Had syrah-based Rhone blends, cabs and pinots the last time I did 5-cheese and mushroom-and-truffle pizzas. Even a weighty chardonnay would've worked with those.

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 24, 2011.

Sangiovese and tomato based pizza and Pasta, it just works.

Reply by StevenBabb, Feb 24, 2011.

i love pizza from a local place here in SF, north beach pizza... i get mine with sausege, peperoni, salami and mushrooms, with a barbeque sauce... mmmm

i opened an inexpensive pinot noir from chile by puerto viejo... it was a perfect match    : )

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 24, 2011.

Wow!  Here in California, pizzas are VERY diversified!   I recently did a braised fennel with lamb sausage pizza, and paired it with Syrah.  I also like a ham, onion, gruyere with Pinot noir.  It really depends on your toppings.

Reply by Peppino, Feb 25, 2011.

I generally prefer beer with simple pizza but I also like Gragnano which is a slightly fizzy red wine from the Campania region of Italy and seems to be the perfect match.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Feb 25, 2011.

GDD has a good one in Barbera.  Domestically, Monetvina in Cal's Sierra Foothills is a good one.  I also like dolcetto with fennel-topped pies that don't have a super-tomato-ey sauce (or any tomato at all).  But a really good one for my money is a red Salice Salentino (made from Negro Amaro grapes), and you don't have to spend a lot.  Epicurio is a big kind of supermarket brand you can get at Trader Joe for about $5, and theirs is decent.  If you want to spend more, there are better ones for $10-12. 

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 25, 2011.

FYI- I am a person who sees pizza dough as a CANVAS!  I do so much with it and what fun I have.  Ive done creme fraiche/ and high quality bacon.  I love pizza.  It is my artist's canvas....   carmelized pears, humbolt blue, arugala, walnuts.  You name it, I've done it.  I love it!

Reply by Degrandcru, Feb 25, 2011.

Extremely thin pizza crust (use very little yeast or better none at all), creme fraiche, onions and bacon and you have an alsatian Flammkuchen (tarte flambee). With this of course a Riesling or light Pinot Noir.

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 25, 2011.

Yummers, Degrandcru!  Sounds like something I would make and love.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Feb 27, 2011.

Back in the day, I used to make up a bunch of crusts and freeze them, pizzetta size.  Take one out in the a.m., have a great meal when I got home, just dress it up how I wanted it.  Most recently, we did them as appetizers to use up some of the figs on our tree--otherwise, they often just fall on the ground or the squirrels eat them, as my wife is the only one in the family who much cares for them.  But even I like them on top of a pizza crust.

Reply by AudioVino, Feb 27, 2011.

Just had Ruffino Il Ducale with some pizza and it was amazing...we actually did a little write up about it...

check it out here

Reply by GregT, Feb 27, 2011.

Napagirl - I'm with you.  "Pizza" gets treated in a very limited way out here.  Gotta have cheese, gotta have mozz, and if you do something else, you're considered quite the adventurer.  People put artichoke hearts on it and post about it they're so amazed with themselves.  Some guy asked me a few days ago "Why would you use whole wheat flour for pizza dough?"

As far as I'm concerned, pizza is some kind of dough rolled out or stretched flat and it's got something on top.  Usually some kind of pretty decent cheese - whatever's in the house that looks good. But if there's nothing that seems promising, then no cheese.  Tomatoes if they're around, otherwise not.

As a result, ANY wine can work!  Just depends on what you put on the dough.

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 27, 2011.

My Favourite homemade pizza

Thin Crusty base

Tomato paste or fresh tomatoes chopped up fine with some added garlic [not too much]

Mild Salami, Ham, Mushrooms, Capsicum and Anchovies

Topped with Mozzarella Cheese

Beer, Sangiovese or both

Ideal for watching Movie on Sunday night

Reply by bobjag, Mar 1, 2011.

So many great ideas. Thanks. makes me hungry just reading about it. We ended up drinking the Buttonwood merlot 2000 and a pinot I bought from Lot 18. They were awesome the buttonood was the best wine I have had in a really long time We had 4 different types of pizzas and cant wait on next weeks game night to try some more. Gonna try a Sangiovese since that had the most recommendations. Being on the east coast I am going to try a pizza with shrimp and other seafoods.

Reply by dmcker, Mar 1, 2011.

Going to have some more non-tomato pizza tonight with a wine a friend's dad made near Bern in Switzerland. Not sure of the varietal, even, until tonight....

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Mar 2, 2011.

Swiss Wine and non tomato pizza

Now thats different

Reply by dmcker, Mar 3, 2011.

Yeah, the grape varietal is a 'Regent'. Never have had it. The meal got postponed to next week as we stayed on way too much beer and single malt. Will report on what may be my 200th (kinda lost track a while back) varietal after that meal....

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Mar 6, 2011.

I have found a Spanish WIne in Australia that goes really well with a tomato based pizza

Cien Y Pico Doble Pasta 2007

So does Grenache match tomatoes?

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