To call the great Italian wine, Barbera, a great pizza wine, does not really give adequate honor to this wine’s many qualities. On the other hand when your talking about, not just any pizza, but fabulously authentic and well made pizza like what you find at Porta in Asbury Park or Bivio in Little Falls, well that is another story.
Porta and Bivio, are worlds apart in style and size, and an ocean away from their roots in Naples, Italy, yet both places, their pizza, and this wine are worthy partners.
The Wine: Two Barberas, one from Cantina Casteggio, Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardy, the other Pico Maccario, D’Asti, Piedmont. $$
The Food: Fabulous Napolitano Pizza, and other delights.
The Places: Porta Pizzareia, Asbury Park, NJ and Bivio, Pizzaria Napoletana, Little Falls, NJ.