Because of all the different cheeses, sauces and toppings, paring wine with pizza has become quite tricky. According to Jeremy Parzen, the wine director at the Italian restaurant Sotto, pizza wine must sparkle. He pares a pizza with white sauce with the sparkling wines of Franciacorta. He pares red-sauced pizza with the wines from Compania, In American pizza places, pizza is usually served with Chianti.
- With pizza becoming a varied as it is, it is getting hard to know which wine pairs with it the best.
- Italian wines are all equal, the ever day wines being just as cherished as the others.
- Different sauces call for different wines.
“The universe of Italian wine has a kind of built-in hierarchy where modest, everyday wines are as cherished and embraced as the grand wines.”