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In one of life's great food mysteries, many people are unsure what wine to drink with pizza. What is the right choice - red or white wine? And which variety should you choose? Don't fear any longer, wine lovers! Our guide will help clear up the confusion and ensure that your pizza and wine pairings are always on point. So please put on your thinking cap, and let's get started! 

Cheese Pizza Wine Pairing

While there are many different types of pizza, cheese is by far the most popular. So, what wine goes with pizza? The best wine to pair with cheese pizza depends on the type of cheese used. For example, mozzarella is a milder cheese, so a light-bodied wine like a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc would be a good choice. For a pizza with sharp cheddar or Parmesan cheese, a medium-bodied wine like Merlot or Chianti would be best. And for a pizza with goat cheese or blue cheese, a full-bodied wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah would complement the flavors nicely. So next time you're enjoying a slice of cheese pizza, be sure to choose the right wine to enjoy with it.

Pepperoni Pizza Wine Pairing

Pepperoni pizza is one of the most popular pizza varieties in America. The combination of pepperoni, cheese, and tomato sauce is hard to beat. There are a few things to consider when it comes to pepperoni pizza wine pairing:

  1. The acidity of the tomato sauce can be tough on some wines. A wine with high acidities, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, can often stand up to the sauce better than a lower acidity wine.
  2. The fat content of the pepperoni can make the wine taste harsher. A fuller-bodied red wine, such as a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, can help to soften the flavors.
  3. The spice of the pepperoni may cause certain wines to taste bitter. A sweeter wine, such as a Riesling or Moscato, can help balance the heat.

With these factors in mind, a few different wines pair well with pepperoni pizza. A Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Chile would be a good choice for its acidity and grassy flavors. An Italian Merlot or American Cabernet Sauvignon would also be good for their fuller body and soft tannins. And finally, a German Riesling or Californian Moscato would be good options for their sweetness and fruitiness. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what you like best. If you're unsure what to choose, our sommeliers will give you some recommendations.  

Margherita Pizza Wine Pairing

Any good Margherita pizza has three essential ingredients: fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Basil leaves. The best wine to pair with pizza is Sangiovese, a bright red wine with high acidity and moderate tannins. The acidity will cut through the richness of the mozzarella, and the tannins will provide a nice counterbalance to the sweetness of the tomato sauce. Another good option for a Margherita pizza is a Chianti Classico. This wine has similar characteristics to a Sangiovese, but it also has a bit more body, which can help round out the pizza's flavors. No matter which wine you choose, enjoy it with one of the best pizzas.

Sausage Pizza Wine Pairing

The sausage pizza is a classic dish enjoyed by people of all ages. While there are multiple types of pizza, the most popular varieties are made with pepperoni or Italian sausage. When choosing the best wine with pizza, remember a few things. First, the best wine for sausage pizza is one that can stand up to the bold flavors of the sausage. Second, choosing a wine complementing the sauce and cheese is essential. Lastly, avoiding wines that are too sweet or heavy is best. With these guidelines in mind, here are four great wines to pair with sausage pizza:

  1. Chianti: This Italian red wine is known for its high acidity and notes of cherry and spice. It pairs well with both pepperoni and Italian sausage pizza.
  2. Pinot Noir: This light-bodied red wine has delicate flavors of strawberry and rose. It is an excellent choice for those who prefer a sweeter wine.
  3. Lambrusco: This sparkling red wine from Italy is light and refreshing. It pairs well with all types of pizza but is especially good with sausage pizza due to its sweetness.
  4. Riesling: This white wine has high acidity and notes of stone fruit and floral aromas. It pairs well with all types of pizza but is especially good with cheese-heavy pizzas such as Quattro formaggi or Margherita pizzas.

Hawaiian Pizza Wine Pairing

Hawaiian pizza is perfect for any occasion for adults and kids, but multiple people get confused about what wine goes best with pizza. While some might think that any wine would pair well with this delicious dish, a few types of wine work best with Hawaiian pizza. For example, a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc would be a great wine pairing with pizza to bring out the flavors of the pineapple and ham. Try a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon if you want something a bit bolder. These wines will help accentuate the ham's smokiness and the pineapple's sweetness. Enjoy!