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Read the press release and enter
this pizza contest.
You could win a trip to Italy.
a Slice of Victory,
Bolla Wines Launches National Pizza Battle
February 4, 2008 – Who says New York and Chicago should reign
supreme in the pizza world? As part of its 125th anniversary
Bolla Wines, “The Official Wine of Pizza” is launching the Taste
of Your Town Pizza Battle. Pizza lovers from across the country
can submit a pizza recipe that best reflects their region –
whether it’s incorporating locally grown ingredients or their
state’s signature dish. The winner of the battle will receive
bragging rights for his or her region and a grand prize trip to
Europe for the 2009 World Pizza Championships and a tour of
Bolla’s winery in Verona, Italy.
“At Bolla we use the best of Italy’s wine regions to create
different varietals - the Tuscan soil rich in marine fossils is
perfect for our Chianti, where the warm climate of Romagna makes
an excellent Sangiovese, ” said Don Freytag, brand director for
Bolla Wines. “We believe this same line of thinking can be
applied to cooking.” \
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Starting February 1, 2008, pizza lovers 21 years of age and
older will be encouraged to scour their local farmer markets,
backyard gardens and pantries for ingredients which best
represent their region. They can then submit recipes and a
corresponding Bolla wine pairing to Bolla’s site (www.bolla.com/taste).
The top winner from each region (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest,
Southwest, Far West) will receive a Bolla pizza kit including a
pizza oven and move on to compete for the grand prize trip to
Contestants are encouraged to use local ingredients in the
crust, sauce and topping. Entries will be judged on creativity,
taste, and its ability to pair well with a Bolla varietal. The
best of each region will be selected at the end of September and
a grand prize winner will be decided via an online vote October,
National Pizza Month. Full details available at
Bolla, the “Official Wine of Pizza” and a sponsor of the U.S.
Pizza Team was introduced in the U.S. after GI’s returned from
World War II, the same time pizza went mainstream.
Bolla’s roots lay in the hillside of the acclaimed Veneto region
in Northern Italy where Abele Bolla started handcrafting his
wines at his small winery in 1883. Today, Bolla’s winemakers
hand harvest grapes from five regions in Italy: Veneto,
Lombardia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Tuscany and Romagna.