As if we need a reason to have pizza, February 9th is National Pizza Day. The origin of this holiday is unknown, yet all that matters is digging into a big hot juicy pizza and sipping a wonderful WineShop wine. Here we share ten fab recipes and pairings. (No worries if you don’t have pizza on the 9th–we all know every day can be pizza day.)  

Pizza by the Numbers 

  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
  • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year.
  • Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas.
  • 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
  • Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
  • Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
  • Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.
    *Courtesy of National Day Calendars.

We’ve included tasty pairings with our ten pizza recipes. Here’s a helpful chart for future reference too.

Pizza and wine pairings

Zucchini, Potato and Fontina Pizzettas

A simple dish with a gourmet pedigree. You won’t even miss the tomato sauce.

Zucchini, Potato and Fontina Pizzettas

PAIRS WITH: Fleur Bleu 2020 Sauvignon Blanc

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Bon Appetit.

 

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Buttery flaky crust, gobs of tomato sauce, gooey cheese. Deep dish lovers, rejoice.

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza 

PAIRS WITH: Fleur Bleu Seven Petals

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Recipe Girl.

 

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Easy to make, freezes well, defrosts quickly. Add your fave toppings, a great wine and you’re all set.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

PAIRS WITH: Family Ranch 2019 Cabernet Franc

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

 

Grilled Chicken Caesar Pizza

Salad, entrée, appetizer—this is all three. It’s a winner, so make extra.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Pizza

PAIRS WITH: Homage Cellars 2019 Pinot Grigio

*Recipe and photo courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Neapolitan Pizza

Humble yet glorious, bring Naples to your table!

Neapolitan Pizza

PAIRS WITH: Fleur Bleu 2020 Black Muscat

*Recipe and photo courtesy of The Spruce Eats.

 

Vegan Pizza

Garlic herb crust, tons of vegetables and vegan parmesan add up to one delicious pie.

Favorite Vegan Pizza

PAIRS WITH: Glory Cellars 2017 Hero’s Blend

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

 

Sausage and Pepper Pizza

Okay, meat lovers. Scratch your pizza itch right here.

Sausage and Pepper Pizza

PAIRS WITH: Table Red Wine

*Recipe and photo courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Sheet Pan Veggie Pizza

Enjoy in a flash, thanks to ready-made dough and no-fuss veggie toppings.

Sheet Pan Veggie Pizza

PAIRS WITH: Homage Cellars 2018 Viognier

*Recipe and photo courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Spicy grilled chicken and snappy blue cheese are sure to please. Serve with crunchy celery sticks.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

PAIRS WITH: Gemme Cellars Topazo

*Recipe and photo courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This “I-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower” crust comes together easily, is healthy and so delicioso.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

PAIRS WITH: Cookie Cellars 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Darn Delicious.

 

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