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chef2chef Jan 29, 2008 10:25 AM

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

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    zin1953 RE: chef2chef Jan 30, 2008 04:53 AM

    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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      Icantread RE: zin1953 Jan 30, 2008 10:33 AM

      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

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        zin1953 RE: Icantread Jan 30, 2008 03:28 PM

        >>> . . . 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

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          Frodnesor RE: Icantread Feb 1, 2008 09:55 PM

          *What are you supposed to drink retsina with? *

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

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            Icantread RE: Frodnesor Feb 6, 2008 07:28 AM

            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!

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        AlbertaHound RE: chef2chef Jan 30, 2008 06:07 AM

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

        1. ChefJune RE: chef2chef Jan 31, 2008 07:55 AM

          <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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            zin1953 RE: ChefJune Jan 31, 2008 08:56 PM

            Agreed.

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            whiner RE: chef2chef Feb 1, 2008 10:34 PM

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

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              TonyO RE: whiner Feb 5, 2008 03:31 PM

              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.............................

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