Which Wine Do You Serve With Pizza?

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  1. B_Nick8

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    Tonight K8 and I are going to dinner at Nudeyorker's and are having his fabled homemade pizza. He's requested a nice pinot noir called Smoking Loon which my liquor store doesn't stock (and, specializing in wines, they have everything) so we're on a hunt. In the unfortunate event that we come up empty, which wine do you prefer with your pizza? It wouldn't do to disappoint the Nudester. And price is no object. :biggrin1:
     
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    Wow you caught me just in time, I was just getting ready to log off and start making pizza dough!Anything that is not in a box is fine!:rolleyes:
     
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    Much depends what's on the pizza. Only nudeyorker knows so go with what he suggests. I hope you guys have a wonderful time tonight!

    Just be careful if nudeyorker serves oranges at the end of the meal.
     
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    Depends on the toppings. For a plain cheese pizza a chardonnay can be overpowering, but a white zinfandel is nice. For sausage or pepperoni toppings I usually go with a shiraz or white merlot. I find cabernets to be a little too robust unless there are other strong flavors on the pizza such as garlic, green peppers, or onions.
     
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    Hey!!!

    What's wrong with boxes?!!?!? :cool:

    I have merlot in a box at home for convenience.... except I nearly drank the WHOLE THING on the phone to Nick8 one night!!! :redface: :trink26:
     
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    I was hoping you'd wait until we got there to make the dough. I'm dying to see you do that twirly over the head thing!! Or can you make the dough and wait until we get there to do that part?!
     
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    :eek: Oranges? Why beware the oranges?!!? At home that means it's just 'half time' :lmao:

    and YOU Mr Els.... I'll see YOU tomorrow! :kiss:
     
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    Fish on pizza: White dry wine
    Other topping: red light wine
     
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    Chianti.
     
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    I'm afraid we won't be meeting tomorrow. I'm laid-up with something resembling dysentery so I can't leave the house. I hope to recover soon and get in to meet you before you leave. I'll let you all know.
     
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    Oh come, come now!

    Elitism is not vogue in this economic climate.

    Nick8 asks: Which wine? "And price is no object. :biggrin1:"

    jason els says: "Much depends what's on the pizza."

    njqt concurs & walks us through 5 or 6 toppings with her choice of corresponding beverage ("cabernets" are "too robust", she informs us, unless tempered with strong toppings such as garlic).


    There are LPSG members reading this who will be eating boxed Kraft Mac and Cheese tonight with hot dogs because that's one of the cheapest meals in the supermarket.

    Even the meal at the G-20 Summit had to be tempered by frugality this year to give the appearance of humility during these tough economic times (a luxurious meal such as the fruitwood smoke quail that GWB served last year was deemed excessive and "inappropriate").


    Go with the boxed wine. Go with a certain... blue-collar good-conversation-over-materialism ethic. Dress down (no conspicuous bling). Jackie Kennedy may have been a hit in London during the 1960's, but Michelle Obama's an even bigger hit now judging from press and television reaction, because of the "affordable" everyday good fashion sense she's displaying on this european trip.

    And if there are any leftovers, share what you have with your neighbors.
     
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    I think a cold birra might be nice...perhaps a Peroni or Moretti.
     
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    Nick,
    Smoking Loon is a really good reliable low cost label for wine and it is usually everywhere. I buy Loon in my local supermarket in Ohio. I would call around and see if you can find it, because it is always good and always low cost.

    NJ's suggestion of Riuniti Lambrusco is funny, because when my wife and I were just married, we drank it with pizza all the time. It is more like an alcoholic fruit beverage, but it works with Pizza Hut grade pizza, which is not surprising because PH pizza is not real food either.

    One time I sent my Riuniti back because it wasn't chilled. The Pizza Hut waiter came back with solemn face to inform me that red wine is not served chilled. I told him that I knew that, but that this is Riuniti, which is in a different class by itself, really cheap and really red. I told him the only way to serve Riuniti was at about 3 degrees above absolute zero.

    He was not amused.
     
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    I just had another thought. I would recommend any wine at Trader Joes. They have an uncanny knack for picking wines that are dirt cheap but they are always good.

    If you remember, TJ's was the place that offered a beer for $2 or so that everyone called Two Buck Chuck, because the label was Charles Shaw. Chuck actually won some wine prizes somewhere.

    Edit: But I just noticed you said that price is no object. In that case you are out of my league. Here is a website that has reviews of popular pinot noir wines.
     
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    :lmao: Left over pizza at a party? :confused: Yeah that's the difference between NYC and California There will be no leftover pizza because it's thin crust and good. I bet there won't be an alfalfa sprout in site. :biggrin1: :cool:
     
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    Supermarkets are not allowed to sell wine in New York.

    I do love Trader Joe's though. Great store and wish they were closer.
     
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    Still?!?!? :eek:
    You poor thing! :frown1:
    Well just make sure you keeping drinking fluids my love and I hope to see you next week! :hug:


    Oh and willtom.... dress has to be casual... I only have jeans with me! :cool:
     
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    Nick:

    First (as I type this with the only hangover I've head in at last 20 years) I'm impressed with Nudeyorker's preference for a cheeky pinot noir -- my favorite. Good ones have a beautiful, clear garnet color and are dry with some nice notes of autumn fruits, and have a clean finish. Most pinot noirs would do. But just good old-fashioned plain pinots (red ones) would work. I left the world of cabernets, sauvignions, and malbecs long ago. To me they are like drinking blood: too thick. And for those LPSG-ers who indulge in pizza covered in pineapple slices and ham, there is only ONE correct beverage to complement that "unique" food: Orange Crush.

    An 'Mericuhn wine bottle, or 5th, is designed to serve four people (six if you're cheap). That's four glasses of wine per bottle. I hope you boyze arrived with more than one bottle. I'm also curious as to Nudeyorker's culinary skills with the pizza. How was it? Any interesting toppings (pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, white anchovies) we should know about? Does he use an age-old family recipe or does he experiment with recommendations from the Martha Stewart school of "fusion" pizza? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Despite the request for a pinot, chianti is the traditional wine served with pizza. But you have to spend about $30 a bottle for a palatable and drinkable bottle (unless Nudeyorker was hosting a theme dinner where you were required to show up in 1950's Beat-era attire and paperbakc dog-eared copies of Howl in your back pockets).


    Last night The Squeeze and I sucked down a $385 Jereboam of vintage French Champagne. That's approximately 3.4 liters of headache juice. It seemed like a good idea at the time. There's a second Jereboam of the same vintage at the bottom of the refrigerator. Despite the cachét, I'm tempted to cover that second Jereboam with florescent-orange biohazard stickers. We had two medium pizzas and a dozen empanadas delivered. Fortunately, today is a national holiday where we're at so there's no need to even move, except to suck down more ice-cold Villavicencio (Argentinas' answer to Perrier). Still, a Ramos Fizz couldn't hurt.

    Regardless, please keep us posted with a review of your evening.
     
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    ya i'd second that or even a fosters or becks

    any wine other than a chianti seems pretentious with pizza

    unless it's a pizza with truffles and white sauce (not THAT white sauce:eek:) or something.
     
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