Cuddle Up with Pizza and Wine

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Way too much pressure with Valentineís Day approaching. 

And to make matters worse, itís a Saturday night this year! That means if you havenít made a restaurant reservation yet, forget it.

I’ve got a better idea. I say stay in, relax, order some pizza and pair it with some great wines.

So much more fun!

Jessica Certo

And I got to have a pre-Valentineís pizza party with one of the greatest sommeliers in NYC, Jessica Certo – @sommjesscerto, the uber-personable wine director at Del Friscoís Steakhouse.

We went through all different kinds of pizza and Jess made some really intriguing wine selections.

But since it was a party so we had to eat. So we ordered a bunch of slices: a plain, sausage, black olive and a slice of white pizza.

Valentines Day Pizza Pairing

And she brought some wines. A chianti, a cabernet, and something way different — a white blend from the Rhone region of France (50% Marsanne grapes, 50% Roussanne grapes Ė trust me, I never heard of those grapes either!)

So can you match the pizza slice and the wines?

Listen to find out!

Centí Anni.

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