If you enjoy a glass a wine as we all do you know that certain foods just pair extremely well with it. For example a good Pinot Noir is matched perfectly with the bread and tomato sauce of a nice pizza pie. I have come to this conclusion after finding a great recipe online for a leek and pecorino pizza. When I tried it I was amazed at how everything came together so perfectly. I loved the combination so much that when I go out to eat at places like the Cheesecake Factory I always order a glass of wine and a personal pizza pie.

My Favorite Pizza Places Near Me

While I mentioned the Cheesecake Factory earlier I have a few actual pizza places that I love that are near me. Come to find out there are actual high end pizzerias that serve wine with their pizza. This came to a surprise to me as I always believe pizza to be a sort of low brow type of quick food that you eat when you need a quick fix. These local pizza restaurants take it to a whole new level with their pizza and wine pairings. You can find your own pizza places by searching a pizza place directory like this one.


Sauce Pizza and Wine

Located throughout Arizona Sauce Pizza and Wine combines the wine and pizza experience with a beautiful dine-in area. Their menu includes several other options for pairing with wine other than just pizza. Everything on their menu is delicious as they use farm fresh ingredients of the highest quality. The Paninis especially are something you should check out if you decide to pay them a visit.

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Another stop on my tour of pizza places brought me to Texas where I had the pleasure of having one of their Roasted Chicken pizzas. The pizza had caramelized onions, and garlic topped with roasted chicken. This combination was delicious as I ordered another one to take home with me.

My Favorite Wine to Drink with Pizza

As I mentioned before a good red wine is excellent to pair with a nice pizza pie. I would have to say my favorite wine though that I frequent with this combination would have to be a nice Merlot. The Merlot is kind of my go to type of wine when eating something heavy like a pizza or any type of read meat. I find that it compliments the food exquisitely most of the time. The food has to be good though otherwise it is a waste.

So if you are ever in Arizona or Texas and would like to try my recommendations out please mention that we sent you so you can be taken care of as well as I was. These pizza places gave me some of the best experiences in my life and I would like to sincerely thank them for what they have done. The food and the drinks are unparalleled in my eyes and I hope to find more places that provide the type of service they do.

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