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5 Pizza and Wine Pairings

1. Wines for Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza

Wines that go well with your “typical” pepperoni or cheese pizza, would need lower acid levels, since the tomato sauce will add acid on its own. Wines to consider are a medium-bodied Syrah or Shiraz, an Italian Chianti, a medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or a California Zinfandel.

2. Wines for Meat Lover’s Pizza

A favourite pizza that is chock-full of hamburger, sausage, pepperoni and more. So go for heartier red wines like a Shiraz, Cabernet, Zinfandel or Merlot to handle the meat mega dose.

3. Wines for Veggie Pizza

When it comes to veggie pizza with plenty of peppers, olives, onions and mushrooms, you can’t go wrong with a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc,  with plenty of bright acidity to take care of the variety of veggies. A dry rose wine would also perform well with all of the competing components of flavour.

4. Wine with the White Pizza

If you opt for the enigmatic white pizza from time to time, totally devoid of the tomato sauce, then your wine options expand even more. A bubbly Champagne, a Pinot Grigio or an earthy would all hold up well to the lighter style of the white pizza flavour combinations.

5. Wine with Hawaiian Pizza

Think ham and pineapple, covered in cheese and now you’re looking towards an off-dry Riesling, hands-down.

Regardless of your pizza preference, don’t spend more on your wine than you would on your pizza! A bargain wine would be the wine of choice for your next pizza night.