Top 5 Best Pizza and Wine Pairings
Most foodies will tell you that wine and pizza is just like beer and fish and chips, peanut butter and jelly, or any other match made in heaven. Whether you prefer a midweek pizza delivery to your home, or planned a weekend date to enjoy your favorite pizza and wine, there is no better choice in San Mateo than Windy City Pizza and BBQ.
- Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni pizza is a strong favorite for most Americans. The cured pork and beef are blended with a wide range of spices, such as garlic powder, anise, paprika powder, cayenne pepper, and sugar. Since this type of pizza has some fat, pairing it with wine can help to counterbalance any negative effects if the grease. The savory flavor of pepperoni is perfectly paired with a glass of Sangiovese or Cabernet Franc.
- Cheese Pizza
A classic slice of cheese pizza with red sauce pairs well with wine because the sauce is the focal point of the meal due to its intense flavor and acidity. The versatility of cheese pizza allows it to pair well with any of Windy City’s red, white, or rosé wines.
- Sausage Pizza
Most people who love sausage pizza often love red wines too, so it comes as no surprise that the two go well together. Sausage and red wine are a delicious match because of the variety of spices (fennel, anise, thyme and oregano) and intense flavor. Our Primal Roots Rosso wine (Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah) really accentuates the spice palette of sausage pizza, making it a great wine to pair it with.
- Margherita Pizza
With its various dashes of aromatic notes of fresh basil and lightly flavored fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, a rosé is the perfect match for margherita pizza. However, if you prefer red wine, it’s better to stick with light reds for this one since the wine’s flavor will outshine the light and fresh basil and mozzarella cheese.
- Hawaiian Pizza
The Hawaiian pizza wine pairing is special due to all the flavorful combination of Canadian bacon (or ham) and pineapple. Drinking a sweet and fruity sparkling Prosecco or Rosé with this pizza creates a cornucopia of flavor and sweetness that is unheralded.
If you are looking for the best pizza in San Mateo and the best pizza and wine pairings, look no further than Windy City Pizza and BBQ. Our specialties include Chicago-style deep dish pizza and Texas smokehouse BBQ–both of which pair quite well with wine! Dine in today or give us a call at (650) 578-1942 for pickup or delivery. You can also order online right here.