What’s the best wine to pair with pizza?
It’s a question that we get asked a lot, especially now that pizza — and Neapolitan-style pizza in particular — has conquered the world.
A lot of pizza lovers across the globe don’t realize that in pizza’s spiritual homeland, Italy, the Italians religiously pair their pies with sparkling wines — usually Prosecco. Even in Naples, where pizza as we know it was invented, the wine of choice is always sparkling.
So why is it that Prosecco goes so well with pizza?
– pizza is always served piping hot and so Prosecco’s natural freshness is a great match;
– between the mozzarella, tomato sauce, and toppings, pizza is always a rich dish and Prosecco’s lightness is ideal to wash all that flavor down;
– Prosecco is always low in alcohol and so it having a second glass to finish off that pie doesn’t weigh you down.
What’s your favourite pizza to pair with Prosecco? Whether traditional or creative, try serving it with Prosecco and you’ll thank us!