'Tis the Season! for take out. Any kind of take out works for me but today we're ordering a few different types of pizza and wines to go with them.
We all enjoy the traditional cheese pizza, but there is always one in the crowd who wants something different. I'm okay with that since I'm willing to try new flavors.
Here are a few different types of pizza and wine suggestions:
- Pepperoni is probably the most popular pizza topping. It's usually crispy and the pepperoni makes it salty and fatty. The kids might like a Dr. Pepper or Cherry Coke.
Adults: Chianti or Zinfandel.
- Meat pizza that is topped with sausage, meatballs, tomato and cheese. Soda pop for the kids.
Adults: Primitivo from Puglia, or Zinfandel if the sausage is spicy.
- Vegetarian pizza is becoming increasingly popular. There is a wide variety of vegetarian toppings for pizza -- from arugula to spinach, peppers, onions, artichoke hearts, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, corn and whatever your vegetarian heart desires. We could go all out and give the kids a v-8 fusion drink, but that might be going too far. A soda pop will do.
Adults: Pairing wine will depend on the vegetables. The more arugula or spinach and asparagus on the pizza a white Sauvignon Blanc might fare well. If there is an abundance of mushrooms consider a Pinot Noir.
- Dessert pizza: Fig, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese pizza. Now this is an indulgence, but well worth it if you enjoy this combination of foods. For the adventurous kids maybe a sprite or 7-Up.
Adults: the classic pairing would be Sherry. You can decide if you prefer Amontillado Sherry or a sweeter Oloroso sherry.