We love a good pizza

We love a good pizza

By Kristin Olszewski

Have you ever wondered by pizza is always delicious? Whether it's delivery, frozen, wood-fired or super gourmet, it's safe to say that pizza is one of the go-tos for all of us here at Nomadica. With its irresistible combination of crispy crust, savory toppings, and melted cheese, it is indisputably one of the world’s most beloved comfort foods.

...but what’s better than a hot, fresh slice? Pairing it with a perfect glass of wine, of course! Wine and pizza are a match made in culinary heaven, and here's why we think so:

*A Dynamic Duo of Flavors

Wine and pizza complement each other through their delish flavors.

  • Acidity: Tomato-based pizza sauces are naturally acidic. Nomadica red enhances the tomato flavors without overpowering them.

  • Tannins: The tannins in our red wine cut through the richness of the melted cheese and fatty meats, providing a pleasant contrast that cleanses the palate after each bite.

  • Herbal Notes: Nomadica red features herbal undertones that accentuate classic pizza toppings like basil, oregano, and rosemary. YUM!

*Versatility Across Pizza Styles

It's true that "pizza is pizza" but not all pizzas are created equal, and because of that, we believe that different pizza toppings work well with different wines.

  • Classic Margherita: The simplicity of mozzarella, tomato, and basil pairs beautifully with our Nomadica rosé. The balanced acidity enhances the tomato flavors, while their moderate tannins complement the cheese.

  • Pepperoni: The spiciness of pepperoni pairs well with our Nomadica Red. The fruit-forward flavors contrast the savory, spicy notes of pepperoni while the tannins cut through its fattiness.

  • White Pizza (Bianca): A white pizza, topped with ricotta (can you say YES, PLEASE?!), mozzarella, garlic and spinach is always a good idea with our Nomadica white. The rich flavors and texture balances out the ricotta and mozzarella. 

*Elevates the Pizza Experience

Pairing pizza with red wine elevates the overall dining experience. Here’s how:

  • Social Enjoyment: Whether you're sharing a pizza with friends or enjoying a cozy dinner at home, wine adds a touch of sophistication to the meal.

  • Sipping Pleasure: Wine makes each bite of pizza even more satisfying. Need we say more?

  • Discovery: Exploring different wine styles with various pizza toppings can be an exciting journey of flavor discovery.

*Tips for the Perfect Pairing

  • Match Intensity: Pair lighter pizzas with lighter-bodied reds and richer pizzas with full-bodied reds to avoid overwhelming the flavors.

  • Experiment with Styles: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different wine styles to find your perfect match.

  • Serve at the Right Temperature: Chill red wine slightly (to around 55°F) to keep it refreshing and vibrant with your pizza.

Pairing wine with pizza is a delicious way to enhance the flavors of both. Whether you're a traditional Margherita fan or love a loaded meat lover’s slice, there's a perfect wine out there waiting to elevate your next pizza night.