Sip of the Day

October 11, 2020

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] of the year.

Villa Nozzole Chianti Classico

What? You didn’t know it was National Sausage Pizza Day? (Yes, there’s a day for pepperoni as well, but not today.) Assuming you’re celebrating this pizza holiday, you’ll want a perfect pairing — a wine that has the racy acidity and tannic stamina to stand up to spicy, fatty sausage, bright tomato sauce, and gooey cheese. The best wine I can think of is a Chianti, but specifically, Chianti Classico. This example from Tenuta di Nozzole works well with sausage pizza (as well as pizza with other toppings) and is a no-brainer with pasta doused in the red sauce (or “gravy”) of your choice. At my home, Sunday is “ravioli day” and this wine is the go-to pairing. Pick up a bottle today, it’s a great value!


Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy



Tenuta di Nozzole Villa Nozzole Chianti Classico red wine from Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes

The wine shows ripe, crushed red cherry aromas and flavors with an earthy note. Tangy acidity and fine tannins balance the juicy fruit character.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Meats, pizza, pasta and poultry.


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