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Raise a Glass! Perfect Red Wines to Pair with Pizza and Pasta at Mario's Pizza and Wine Bar!


Mario's Pizza and Wine Bar is a great place to enjoy some delicious Italian food and fine wines. If you are a wine lover, you might be wondering what type of wine to order to pair with your pizza or pasta. In this blog, we will explore some of the best red wine options to pair with your favorite Italian dishes. All the wines listed are available for your pleasure at Mario’s Pizza and Wine Bar. Enjoy!


  1. Cabernet Sauvignon (The Elm)

Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine that pairs well with rich, meaty pasta dishes like spaghetti with meatballs or fettuccine Alfredo with grilled chicken. This wine has high tannins and a bold flavor profile with notes of blackcurrant, cedar, and vanilla. The tannins in Cabernet Sauvignon help to cut through the richness of the creamy sauces and complement the meaty flavors.


  1. Pinot Noir ( J. Lohr)

Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied red wine that is a great match for lighter pasta dishes like seafood linguine or pesto pasta. This wine has low tannins and a delicate flavor profile with notes of red cherry, raspberry, and earthy spices. Pinot Noir's light body and acidity complement the flavors of seafood and green herbs in pasta dishes. Think Lobster in Pink Sauce over Spaghetti here! Our newest delicacy!


  1. Chianti (Cente)

Chianti is a classic Italian wine that is perfect for pairing with pizza and pasta. This red wine is made from Sangiovese grapes and is known for its acidity, which helps to cut through the richness of the cheese and tomato sauce on pizza. The tannins in Chianti also help to complement the flavors of the pasta sauce. If you're unsure what to order, you can't go wrong with a glass of Chianti.


  1. Red Blend (Condumdrum by Camus, or one of my favorites Silk and Spice!)

A red blend is a versatile wine that can pair well with a variety of pizza and pasta dishes. A blend can be made from a combination of different grape varieties, giving it a unique flavor profile that can complement different flavors in food. This type of wine can be a good choice for those who want to experiment with pairing wine with different dishes.


In conclusion, there are many great red wine options to pair with your favorite Italian dishes at Mario's Pizza and Wine Bar. Whether you're in the mood for a light and fruity wine like Pinot Noir or a bold and rich wine like Cabernet Sauvignon, there is a wine that will complement the flavors of your meal perfectly. So, the next time you visit Mario's, try pairing your pizza or pasta with one of these delicious wines for an unforgettable dining experience. Come and start your tasty journey through our wines and delicious dishes at Mario's Pizza and Wine Bar!

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