Which wine to drink with pizza?

The choice of wine to pair with pizza depends on the type of pizza and your personal tastes. However, there are some general recommendations that can help you make a good choice. Here are some suggestions for pairing wine with pizza:

  1. Pizza Margherita or Margarita: This classic pizza, with tomato, mozzarella and basil, has a delicate flavor. A light, crisp wine like rosé wine (rosé) or light red wine like Chianti can be a good choice.

  2. Prosciutto and Mushroom Pizza: A prosciutto and mushroom pizza can go well with a light red wine made from grapes such as Pinot Noir or Merlot.

  3. Pizza with salami or pepperoni: If your pizza is loaded with salami or spicy peppers, you might opt ​​for a slightly more structured red wine like a Chianti Classico or Syrah.

  4. Cheese Pizza: If the pizza is particularly rich in cheese, a wine with good acidity and freshness such as Sauvignon Blanc white wine can balance out the creamy flavor of the dairy products.

  5. Pizza with vegetables: If the pizza is vegetarian with plenty of vegetables, you can try a young, fruity red wine like Barbera or a fruity white wine like Pinot Grigio.

  6. Pizza with anchovies or tuna: A pizza with marine ingredients can be accompanied by a dry white wine such as a Vermentino or a rosé wine.

In general, avoid wines that are too heavy or tannic with pizza, as they could overpower the flavour. It's also always a good idea to ask the restaurant or sommelier for specific advice on wine-pizza pairings, as some establishments may have more targeted proposals based on their menu and the selection of wines available. The goal is to strike a balance so that the wine and pizza complement each other to enrich the overall dining experience.

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