I’m not a wine pairing expert by any means but I love trying to be haha.
I recently saw a group of cyclist pair red wine and pizza – so I decided to give it a try.
Today I enjoy the marriage of Little Ceasar’s Deep Deep Dish Pizza ($8) and Rashi Claret semi sweet red wine from California ($11.95). The bottle reads
great complement to chicken, fish or beef with rich sauces
No pizza haha
Even when I asked the liquor store owner what pairs well with pizza, he suggested a dry red wine; which was on the other side the wine flavor spectrum.
Hmmm so let me tell you, it wasn’t the best taste bud combo but not terrible – something spicy or a dry fruit plate of sorts would have gone better. But the wine itself is a winner.
The Claret coats your tongue in a rich stand alone way. Its made from 100% California grapes but it carried hints of black cherry and lime… almost like a sangria. It was good, so good I drank it out of the bottle. :o)