The only thing better than eating pizza is pairing your pizza with wine!

Whether you’re eating midweek delivery or dining at a fancy pizzeria, there are a multitude of wines that will match your meal. Here are just a few classic pizzas paired with wine.

Margherita Pizza with a Dry Rosé

With its aromatic notes of fresh basil and the use of other lightly flavored fresh ingredients (tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella), a rosé is the perfect Margherita pizza wine pairing.

Pepperoni Pizza with Chianti or Cabernet Franc

Pepperoni is a very strong flavor so you’ll need a strong wine with intense flavors to counterbalance ‘the pepperoni effect’. Chianti is a classic choice and Cabernet Franc is a surprisingly good alternative.

Sausage Pizza with Pinotage

Are you a sausage pizza lover? If you are, chances are you might also like bolder red wines too, so it’s lucky that they go so well together. The reason full-bodied wines like Pinotage work well with rich meats like sausage has to do with the spices used and the flavor intensities.