Wash Down Your Pizza With A Perfect Glass Of Wine
Pizza and beer might be a classic, but what would an Italian restaurant in Bloomington be without a great glass of wine? At Bucceto’s, we and our owner Paul Heilbrunn encourage you to put down the brew and trade it in for a glass of wine, and we have just the pairings we can’t wait for you to try. When it comes to pizza, it’s the ingredients and the toppings that do a lot of the talking, and depending on the flavors you choose, there’s a wine that will pair with it perfectly.
A few pizza and wine pairings you can enjoy at our Italian restaurant in Bloomington are:
• Vegetable pizzas and Chardonnay – If you’re opting for our vegan pizza, or you’re simply looking to go heavy on the veggies when it comes to your pie, we suggest pairing your pizza with our J Lohr Chardonnay. The rich flavor of the Chardonnay is bold enough to match the rich flavor of the cheese, while the fresh flavors of the vegetables are perfectly complemented.
• Shrimp Santori Smiling Teeth and Pinot Grigio – If you’re looking for fresh seafood flavor, our Shrimp Santori is just what you want. The perfect wine pairing for this pizza would be our Filladonna Pinot Grigio, which complements the rich buttery flavor of the wine effortlessly. Additionally, if you’re opting for a mushroom pizza, the Pinot Grigio complements these pies in much the same way.
• Sweet Lil Razorback with Cabernet Sauvignon – Our Sweet Lil Razorback is a meat lovers’ dream with smoked sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and basil with garlic. To pair this pizza, we recommend our Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon, which has the right acidity to cut through the fat, salt, and smoke, but a rich flavor that stands up to the flavor of the pizza.
• Mushroom or earthy pies with Pinot Noir – If you’re looking for rich earthy flavors, which are particularly popular during the winter months, we love how these flavors play with the flavors of our 10 Span Pinot Noir. These red burgundy wines have a savory complexity that pairs beautifully with rich, comfortable, and homey flavors.
Pairing pizza and wine is the perfect way to make the most of your experience at our Italian restaurant in Bloomington. These are just a few suggestions, and we can’t wait to see what creative combinations you come up with when you stop in to see us!