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Pizza & Wine 10 wines for 10 pizzas – Italian Cuisine

Pizza & Wine 10 wines for 10 pizzas

A couple that depopulated in the best pizzerias. Also because, when they are together, everything is more digestible

Two great Italian excellences, pizza and wine, which make our food and wine heritage shine all over the world. Discover our perfect combinations.

Pizza margherita & Ottouve 2018 by Salvatore Martusciello

In Naples, the combination between Margherita and sparkling red Gragnano is a classic. Salvatore Martusciello's Ottouve 2018 is excellent.
11 euros.

Cavit pizza marinara & Schiava Valdelac 2018

Command the tomato, with the aromas of garlic and oregano. Pair a good, no-frills rosé like Cavit's Schiava Valdelac 2018.
11 euros.

Chiarlo pizza sausage and broccoli & Nizza Cipressi 2016

When there is sausage on the pizza, Barbera is an interesting option. We like the Chiarlo Nizza Cipressi 2016.
16 euros.

Pizza diavola & Gewürztraminer 2018 from the South Tyrolean Bellutti

Spicy serves an aromatic white with character, such as the Gewürztraminer 2018 from the South Tyrolean Bellutti.
16.50 euros.

Ferrari's 4 cheeses pizza & Trento Perlé Nero Riserva 2010

A pinot noir bubbles refreshes and has the right structure for cheeses. Among the best in Italy is Ferrari's Trento Perlé Nero Riserva 2010.
51 euros.

Ortolana pizza & Rive di San Pietro di Barbozza Brut 2018 from Val d’Oca

The lightness and sweetness of the vegetables go hand in hand with a Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene. Choose the Rive di San Pietro di Barbozza Brut 2018 in Val d’Oca, which has an excellent relationship between quality and price.
10 euros.

Seafood pizza & Hirpos 2015 by Petilia

Falanghina gives its best with fresh cheeses and seafood. Petilia's Hirpos 2015 is an excellent version, fresh and citrusy 18 euros. aziendaagricolapetilia.it

Capricciosa Pizza & Costa del Nero 2017 Conte Vistarino

A young Pinot Noir goes well with the many ingredients of Capricciosa. Try the Costa del Nero 2017 produced in Oltrepò Pavese by Conte Vistarino.
12 euros

Tramin's Pineapple Pizza & Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer 2018

For our American friends who venture to combine pizza and pineapple, Traminè's Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer 2018, an intense and structured aromatic white wine. Rose petals, tropical fruit and sweet spices enchant the sense of smell and introduce a soft and fragrant sip, of great intensity and richness.
25 euros.

Calzone with ricotta, ham and mushrooms & Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC "Rosa-ae" 2017 from Torre dei Beati

We close with the cousin of the pizza, the calzone, accompany it with a good glass of Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC "Rosa-ae" 2017 of Torre dei Beati, a rosé with an intense color, bright cherry red. On the palate excellent balance and beautiful minerality, as well as a good final persistence.
11 euros.

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We ate the new My Selection with Bastianich (dreaming of a glass of wine) – Italian Cuisine

We ate the new My Selection with Bastianich (dreaming of a glass of wine)

The My Selection hamburger line created by Joe Bastianich for Mc Donald's has reached its third edition with two new recipes and a great confirmation. The best seller My Selection BBQ is confirmed for the third year without changing the recipe: 100% bovine from Italian farms, sauce based on Red Onion of Tropea Calabria PGI and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI, with seasoned gouda cheese, coleslaw sauce, crispy bacon and salad.
Brand new instead My Selection Chicken Pepper with 100% Italian breaded chicken breast, Pecorino Toscano DOP, salad, tomato, three pepper sauce and bread with sesame seeds and My Selection Asiago DOP & Bacon with burgers of 100% beef from Italian farms, Asiago DOP, salad, crispy bacon, caramelized onion sauce, Caesar sauce and bread with sesame and poppy seeds.

They are already in 600 Mc Donald's restaurants, but we could not miss the opportunity to elbow the crowd that gathered today at the Base in Milan to try them together with Bastianich, just like in advertising. And even if we ate it comfortably seated at a table while Joe tasted them running between a photo and an interview, we can confirm his visceral love for hamburgers. That when he was a child, it was his parents' prize to tell him that he had done well, but also the perfect food to feel a bit more American and shorten distances with others.
Here's how he told us about his two new recipes of the project thanks to which McDonald's will buy 300 tons of PDO and PGI ingredients this year.

In the recipes of the new My Selection we have Asiago DOP and Pecorino Toscano DOP, why did you choose these cheeses?
"Tuscan pecorino because it is pleasantly savory, Asiago because it is sweeter, softer. Both are creamy, dark and ideal for filling a sandwich, but have very different characteristics .

How did they influence the choice of the other ingredients?
«In reality for me the basis from which to start is always the meat. Then come the cheeses, sauces and other ingredients such as bacon .

And what about bread?
«For me, the bread must be absolutely soft and sweet. Bread is fundamental .

Inspired by our new American magazine, we have imagined the perfect match between hamburger and wine, but now we want to know your expert opinion (Joe Bastianich produces wines in Friuli Venezia Giulia).
"The combination of wine and hamburger is something already very loved and explored in America. There cheeseburger and cabernet is a great classic. But I recommend choosing it based on the meat. With a beef burger like the one we are eating now, I suggest a Rosso di Montalcino. With chicken, on the other hand, a good white wine like my Vespa Bianco from Cantine Bastianich .

Self? Yes, but we trust!

The right wine for each zodiac sign – Italian Cuisine

The right wine for each zodiac sign

Twelve signs, twelve wines, each with its own, suitable for the characteristics dictated by the stars: white or red, still or moved, it's a matter of taste … and zodiac

The beginning of a New Year always brings a breath of attention to the zodiac: let's see how the signs change during the year and which wine can be the best for everyone.


Brave, independent, impetuous, passionateimpulsive, sometimes a little irrational, but also very elegant. The ram brings with it all the essence of the spring that begins, of a new season that is born. Its wine must never be banal: it must contain joy and strength. Perfect effervescence and temperament of a great Champagne. With its aroma, its complexity, its power and its elegance it offers, like Aries, an ideal balance between restlessness and lightness, depth and delicacy.


Think well before you act, to get what you want. Tireless, stubborn, has a strong sensuality and a great propensity for beauty. His glass must be filled with a powerful wine. A Primitivo di Manduria, majestic and fascinating like him: with its intense and elegant ruby ​​red color, its ample and enveloping perfume, with its warm softness it is the ideal choice.


Ambiguous? Maybe. Certainly mobile, restless. Curious and intellectual, twins know how to create and communicate, they are bright, often exuberant and love the chatter but also the good things in life. For them, wine is sharing, and in their glass the most convivial wine of all is perfect: Prosecco, provided it is excellent. A Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, possibly "Rive", that is the product of those steep, sloping, but also highly prized soils that represent the "cru" of Prosecco. Proposed in the dry version, soft and sweet, it can be a pleasant aperitif but also a perfect accompaniment to dry desserts and fruit tarts. A duality worthy of Gemini.


In leathery shell to defend from the outside world. Inside a sweet, sensitive soul. Dear and capable of truly loving, perhaps a little lazy, sometimes nostalgic, tenacious and protective, he will find joy in a glass of sweet wine, but at the same time complex, like him. Maybe a Moscato Giallo Passito from South Tyrol: a wine of great balance and complexity that collects the heat of the last rays of sun that illuminate the grapes before harvesting. A wine that, like the sign of cancer, seems to have inherited a nostalgic mood and a sweet heart.


Regale, solar, generous, proud, self-confident. Leone has the summer sun in it, and asks for a Mediterranean wine: a Greco di Tufo with golden reflections and a fruity aroma, distilled in summer and with personality.


Attentive to every detail, precise, perfectionists. Order and method are at the service of success, always and in all fields. They can't not love the Pinot Noir: the right attention always makes it a perfect wine, in every expression. Red, still white, rosé but above all sparkling: refined, fresh and full.

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L'equilibrium first of all. In relationships with others and with themselves. In the choices. A lot of diplomacy, few conflicts, but a great desire for serenity, to fully experience the joys of life. So what better than a rosé? Perfect harmony, equidistance in colors and senses. Its wine is a rosé, a Sicilian IGP Terre, which shines with ancient coral pink and smells of small red fruit, but also of flowers and Mediterranean aromatic herbs: a feeling of perfect well-being for this sign.


It is a true seducer. Charm, mystery, occult are keywords for him, which are associated with a subtle and cutting sense of humor. It can be intimidating, but even the scorpion melts in front of a glass of good wine: red or white? The important thing is that it is stopped. The ideal choice for him, however, is a Sauternes: a wine that like him is a universe apart, which communicates an irresistible charm.


It has fire inside. The desire to discover, to travel, to go on an adventure are its distinctive features, as well as being suspended between instinct and rationality. Confident and impulsive, he will let himself be seduced by a warm and dreamy red, sincere and never predictable. A Chianti Classico DOCG, intense ruby ​​red, fragrant with ripe red fruits, fresh and round.


Tenacity, patience, prudence, stubbornness, a certain hardness. A difficult character that of Capricorn, proud, sometimes lonely, but also loyal and sincere, lover of tradition but endowed with a personal elegance. Its wine is red, rossissimo. But he has bubbles, like a touch of irony to soften the points of his character and to accompany the cuisine he loves most. It's a Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC the wine that will bring out the most generous side of Capricorn, with its dry and savory taste, with its pleasant bouquet and its foam.


Free, visionary, with his overflowing creativity he can change the world, and make it a better place. The aquarium is effervescence, confidence and color, bubbles cannot be missing from its glass, preferably with a touch of pink. A Franciacorta DOCG Rosé he brings the scents and nuances of dawn into the glass, and seems to have been made on purpose to toast the beginning of a new era.


The emotion to the nth degree. Pisces dream, love, are passionate, they get excited and know how to move. Of course, they are a bit changeable, but their charge is inexhaustible. In the glass, as in life, they seek suggestions, sensations. A Bolgheri Rosato it is the right choice: it gathers the air and the horizons of the Tuscan sea, combines freshness and body, changes in the glass with the charm that distinguishes those born under the sign of fish.

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