Enjoy your next 'za with Nero Misto

Pizza is one of the most wine-friendly foods you can put on a table. I enjoy Cal-Ital blends like the lovely 2012 Elyse Winery Nero Misto (or “Mixed Black”) from Napa Valley with my pies. The complex blend of mostly zinfandel with petite sirah, barbera and carignane grapes packs dark fruit notes and a lot of character. This dark, spicy red is easy to wrap your arms around. $30. Available at Starrs Wine & Spirits.

Glenn Bardgett is a member of the Missouri Wine and Grape Board and wine director at Annie Gunn’s.