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What kind of wine or liquor compliments a homemade Greek-style pizza, if at all?

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  1. I'm hesitant to drink any distilled spirit throughout a meal, be it a Greek-style pizza, a rib-eye steak, or a hot dog.

    If you want "authenticity," I'd opt for any number of Greek wines -- not Retsina! -- that are currently being imported. Which specific one (or type) depends on the specific topping on your "Greek-style pizza."

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    1. re: zin1953

      What are you supposed to drink retsina with? I was recently introduced to it at probably an inappropriate meal (for it) and thought I must be drinking the precursor to napalm. I've been curious ever since how such a drink has survived this long and figured there must be a time and place

      1. re: Icantread

        >>> . . . and figured there must be a time and place. <<<

        The time: 4th century BCE. The place: Sparta. ;^)

        Honestly, I don't know of one . . . People have told me that Retsina is wonderful, but I've never had one I'd even say was about "poor." Then again, everyone who raves about it talks about "the Retsina we had in Greece," so perhaps that's part of the problem.

        I don't know. I just pass.

        Cheers,
        Jason

        1. re: Icantread

          *What are you supposed to drink retsina with? *

          A strong constitution and expectations for a headache the next morning.

          1. re: Frodnesor

            LOL to both of you. I just looked at my guest and asked "Why?" I love trying lesser known varietals and appelations, but not when said wines should stay that way!

      2. If there's any meat on it, and not too much artichoke, any red wine will do.

        1. <What kind of wine or liquor compliments a homemade Greek-style pizza, if at all?> If you can't find any dry red Greek wines, Italian ones work just fine, imho. My only question is: Are you using Artichokes as a topping? If so, all bets are off!

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          1. Sicilian Nero d'Avola is my go-to pizza wine.

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            1. re: whiner

              I love pizza and wine but rarely have the two together. For me, I'll take a frosty brew ar a tall glass of icy cold Coca Cola. I will have a few glasses of vino while making the pies though.............................