For years when someone spoke of pizza wine they were referring to lesser wines that were average or even a little less than average and served with meals. These food wines had little going for them and were not in the spotlight for a real wine enthusiast to order and consume.
But a Chicago area pizza restaurant teamed up with the California winemaker, Stanger Vineyards, to bring a whole new pizza wine to market. Named after the eatery, Home Run is actually a large step for pizza wines with a red and white being offered. Each is not a wine with complexity in taste or power but they are both simple wines with a very pleasant taste.
The wine has done so well in the pizza restaurant that they are now available at many Chicago area stores for $10 a bottle. This makes it easy for wine lovers looking for a simple table wine for a pizza dinner at home to find just the right paring. Wine enthusiasts can bring home the white chardonnay or the red cabernet sauvignon to enjoy in their New York three bottle wine tote to keep around next time they have delivery bring in a pie.