Pizza and drinks, a match made in heaven! But what’s the best way to pair wine and beer with your favorite pizza? Here are some tips to make your pizza and drinks combo even more delightful.
When it comes to wine, there’s a lot to consider. You don’t want your wine to clash with the pizza’s toppings or make the sauce taste weird. A fruity red wine like a Merlot or Syrah is a good choice for a pepperoni or sausage pizza, while a crisp white wine like a Pinot Grigio pairs well with a Margherita pizza. But let’s face it, a glass of wine with any pizza is better than no wine at all!
Let’s combine the hip (pizza) with the hop (beer). A cold beer with a slice of pizza is like a warm hug on a rainy day. A hoppy IPA or a refreshing lager goes well with a classic cheese pizza, while a dark beer like a stout or porter pairs well with a meat lover’s pizza. But if you’re feeling adventurous, try a sour beer with a veggie pizza for a unique twist.
To be honest, we’re always at risk of over complicating matters. I’m not about that life, really, and neither are the Italians. Here at Pizzeria 400 Gardi in Naples, I enjoyed a pizza margherita with a simple Peroni. Life’s great pleasures are often the most simple. And if you want to read my Google Review on 400 Gardi, check it out here.
In the end, the best pairing is the one that makes you happy. So go ahead and experiment with different wine and beer pairings with your pizza, and enjoy the delicious journey.