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Great Wines For Your Favorite Pizza

Great Wines For Your Favorite Pizza

Jonas Muthoni

Sometimes, you deserve a treat! Yes, you deserve to be spoiled. Just kick back with your favorite pizza and all your preferred toppings; no need to cook, you don’t need to be slaving over a hot stove! We’re going to make sure today is your day; forget work and all your obligations, it’s time to unwind. 


However, in order for you to indulge in the joys of a good pizza, you will need two things: The right pizza and the right drink to down it with. First, you will need the perfect pizza to fuel your taste buds, and can help you find out which toppings are best. Secondly, you will need the one, essential side dish to complement your pizza: a good ol’ bottle of wine! 


Nothing spells treat yourself like a tall glass of tasty perfection. But which wine will suit your meal? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered; we’ve compiled a list of the best wines to go with your meaty and cheesy numbers! 


If your favorite pizza is: Margherita

Your go-to wine is: Rose or Pinot Grigio


The simplicity of the Margherita pizza combined with the flavors of mozzarella cheese, crispy dough and tomato sauce deserves a wine to complement the richness of mozzarella’s savory flavors and the sweetness of the tomato sauce. Pinot Grigio will make a Margherita pizza go down smoothly with its medium body. If you would like a little more body to devour your pizza, then opt for a Rose for that extra spark without overpowering the flavors of your pizza. 


If your favorite pizza is: Pepperoni 

Your go-to wine is: Sangiovese or Barbera


No one can resist the strong spice of pepperoni, but with a pizza so full of flavor, you will need to find a wine to balance it out. You need a drink that can soothe the fat and saltiness of the pepperoni and provide the perfect equilibrium. So our go-to wine would be the Sangiovese or Barbera for the ultimate cocktail of sweet and savory. Lighter wines such as Rose just won’t have enough of an effect on your taste buds after this meaty pie.   


If your favorite pizza is: Mushroom 

Your go-to wine is: Sauvignon Blanc


You need a fun and energetic drink to go with this mushroom pizza. A funky wine with age on its side is definitely a good option for sophisticated palates. So opt for white wine to perfectly balance this dish; we recommend Sauvignon Blanc! 


If your favorite pizza is: Hawaiian 

Your go-to wine is: Prosecco 


Prosecco is a grand slam with this dish! Opposites do attract in this case, which is why you need a reasonably sweet Prosecco to enhance the taste of the pineapple. This wine is a reasonably sweet palate cleanser that will have you forever in lust. 


If your favorite pizza is: Meaty

Your go-to wine is: Shiraz or Malbec


We all need an intense meaty flavor every now and then to boost our taste buds. So whenever you decide to add some meaty toppings to your pie, we’ve got the perfect chaser. Wines such as Shiraz or Malbec can definitely take on these strong flavors and elevate your palate. Rich, meaty fattiness and fruity liquids are the perfect combos that are sure to provide you with an undeniable rush! 


If your favorite pizza is: BBQ Chicken

Your go-to wine is: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot or Rose


Yes, you’ve got quite a few options of wines to match the smokiness of this sizzling dish. Light bodied white wines will pair up nicely with barbeque sauce and chicken without overpowering the flavors. Rose is also a reasonable choice as it provides an element of sweetness to your dinner. 


If your favorite pizza is: Vegetarian 

Your go-to wine is: Chardonnay, Prosecco, Rose or Sauvignon Blanc


There are quite a number of choices when it comes to vegetarian pizzas, depending on which vegetables you opt for. Certain wines will complement certain vegetables. With a mix of components applied to this pizza, pair it with wines such as Chardonnay for its gentle notes of citrus and herbs. 


Naturally, there are no absolutes and these rules aren’t set in stone! But we are here to help you concoct the ultimate combination of dinner and dessert. With so many great wines to choose from, you will find the perfect chaser that will not only complement the components on your pizza but enhance and elevate your taste buds which will result in you having a very satisfying belly! 


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