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D.C.-area chain launches pizza-pairing wines


June 22, 2015
By Canadian Pizza

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June 22, 2015, Washington, DC – Fast-casual chain &pizza has launched &WINE, a pair of custom red and white wines designed to complement their pizzas and available by the glass and bottle.

“We are always looking to elevate the experience for our guests,” &pizza president and CEO Michael Lastoria said in a news release. “Adding custom wines to our menu puts us another step closer toward becoming an all-inclusive brand. Like our carefully selected craft beers and housemade sodas, &WINE goes great with our pizzas.”

The two wine options are &pizza Central Coast Red Wine and &pizza Central Coast Chardonnay. The red wine has hints of rich, dark fruit, firm tannins and a clean finish, pairing it well with &pizza’s signature Farmer’s Daughter, Maverick and Kiss + Fire pizzas.

With tastes of candied orange blossom, vanilla oak-inspired spices and pineapple creating nice minerality and vibrant acidity, the Chardonnay has a fruit-filled finish that complements &pizza’s Moonstruck, Gnarlic and Backyard Garden pizzas.

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Both wines are available for $20 US a bottle or $5.45 a glass before tax.