Sommelier To Go: Pairing Wine with Pizza
Serious Eats's Sommelier to Go, Joshua Wesson, sits down with the Fairway Cafe's Mitchel London to pair wine with pizza. The key, Wesson says, is in the bottle's tanginess and tannins.
Our Sommelier Says
When choosing a bottle to enjoy with pizza, look for "red, young, mouthwatering" wines. "You want something as tangy as the sauce and something with enough tannins to cut through the richness of the cheese," Joshua Wesson says.
Avoid "big, chewy, can't-see-through-'em wines," Wesson says. Cabernets, Merlots, and Bordeaux are no-gos.
About Joshua Wesson: We like Joshua because he takes wine and makes it accessible to everyone. You can walk in to one of his Best Cellars stores with $20 and leave with a great bottle of wine and $5 in changeeach bottle he and his colleagues scour the world to carefully select is $15 or less.