1. Pastas with earthy ingredients like mushrooms pair well with wines that have earthy or nutty notes. Many red wines show the same characteristics, as well as some older whites.
- 1988 Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Blanco
- 2006 Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera
- 2004 Coume del Mas Schistes
2. In general, cheesy pizzas go best with moderately tannic reds. Crisp whites also work with pizzas like Gallante’s that are made without tomato sauce, which tends to overwhelm white wines.