PAIRS BEST WITH: Crisp & Rich whites or Fruity & Smooth reds.

ALSO CONSIDER: Aromatic whites & Powerful reds.

Pizza can be just perfect for many meal occasions, but the accompanying wine should never be too serious.

The style of pizza and the main toppings will be your guide in selecting the wine. However, keep in mind that the standard tomato and cheese layer on the pizza base points in the direction of a wine, whether white or red, with good acidity. As the range of toppings varies widely, so will the styles of wine available to you.

Generally, the most appropriate are Crisp and Rich style whites or Fruity and Smooth style reds.

Also consider Aromatic whites and Powerful reds and don’t be afraid to experiment. Pizza is a great opportunity to try different wines, as you can’t go too far wrong.

To find a great pairing for a particular dish or an individual wine, see the Food index on Pocket Wine or go to the Food Pairing section of the relevant grape variety.

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