pizza wine bar

 

Club Deluxe Pizza- 1509 Haight street
San Francisco (415) 552-6949

(MAP) Club Deluxe has a great pizza. Club Deluxe serves pizza after 7PM on. They serve an artisan pizza like no other in the city. This is a cool place they have Jazz bands nightly and a full cocktail bar. Near the corner of Haight and Ashbury the bar was designed in 1949 and still maintains a timeless quality that cannot be manufactured.

Pizzetas offered Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sunday after 7pm current menu-

 

Wine Pairing pizza

Traditionally in America beer has been the drink of choice with pizza, but as our culinary tastes are becoming more sophisticated many of us are looking to fine wines. One really great varietal to pare with pizza is the Sangiovese grape. This is an Italian varietal grown in the Chianti region.

During the 1990's this varietal has become popular in the Napa valley as well. Sangiovese or Chianti wines pare well with many pizzas. They tend to be acidic in nature which goes well with tomato sauce and fats such as olive oil. For this same reason these wines are not recommended for casual sipping but to be enjoyed with food. When tasted by themselves one might get the wrong impression about a Sangiovese wine. Many Italian wines should be consumed with a meal to be fully appreciated.

Sangiovese wines tend to have more body that lets say a Pinot Noir, but when blended with Cabernet Sauvignon they have increased tannins that make for a beautiful wine. Some of the characteristics that can be associated with the Sangiovese varietal are strawberry, blueberry, faintly floral, violet, raspberry, with scents of toasty vanilla, and plum.

Some great producers of Sangiovese in the Napa Valley and Sonoma appellations to look for include Rutherford Hill Winery, Valley of the moon, and Atlas peak . My favorite paring of all Italian sausage, Portabella mushroom and onion Pizza with a Napa Valley Sangiovese from Rutherford Hill.

E-mail the chef Jason Pearce -- Home --- SF Pizza