Pizza and wine – it’s a classic combination that brings comfort and indulgence to your dining table. But with so many pizza varieties and a world of wines to choose from, finding the perfect pairing can be a delicious challenge. Here are some fantastic pizza and wine pairings, featuring some of our very own James Charles wines.
1. Margherita Pizza with James Charles 2021 Stainless Steel Chardonnay:
The Margherita pizza, with its simple but robust flavors of tomato, basil, and mozzarella, pairs well with a crisp white wine. Our James Charles 2021 Stainless Steel Chardonnay, with its bright acidity and apple notes, balances the rich cheese and complements the fresh basil.
2. Pepperoni Pizza with James Charles 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon:
Pepperoni pizza, with its spicy, slightly oily topping, requires a wine that can stand up to its bold flavors. Our James Charles 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, with its rich dark fruit flavors and hint of spice, complements the pepperoni while cutting through the richness of the cheese.
3. BBQ Chicken Pizza with James Charles 2021 Riesling:
The sweet and tangy flavors of BBQ Chicken Pizza call for a wine with a touch of sweetness and high acidity. Our James Charles 2021 Riesling, with its slightly off-dry profile and citrus notes, beautifully contrasts the smoky BBQ sauce while matching the tanginess of the pizza.
4. Veggie Pizza with James Charles 2021 Cuvée de la Reine:
A veggie pizza, with its array of fresh, crunchy vegetables and often lighter cheese, pairs well with a versatile white blend. Our James Charles 2021 Cuvée de la Reine, with its delicate floral notes and crisp finish, enhances the fresh flavors of the vegetables without overwhelming them.
5. White Pizza with James Charles 2022 Rosé:
A white pizza, with its creamy sauce and often mild, rich cheeses, requires a wine with acidity and a touch of fruitiness. Our James Charles 2022 Rosé, with its vibrant berry flavors and refreshing acidity, provides a delightful contrast to the creamy, cheesy pizza.
Pizza and wine are a match made in gastronomic heaven. The key to a successful pairing is balancing flavors and textures while considering the key ingredients of the pizza and the characteristics of the wine. So, whether you’re enjoying a casual night in or hosting a pizza party, let our James Charles wines elevate your pizza experience. Cheers to great pizza and excellent wine!
And lucky us to be having 3Fires Oven Pizza Food Truck coming to the winery THIS Saturday, August 5th from 12 – 5 PM. This is the perfect opportunity to try out your own pizza and wine pairing at James Charles! See you there!