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Ask A Sommelier: What's the Best Wine for Pizza?

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Ask A Sommelier: What's the Best Wine for Pizza?

How do you make pizza—a near-perfect food—even better? By drinking the right wine with it. If you think of wine as a sauce for your food, you'll want to make sure it's a sauce that works with the dish: complementing the earthy flavors of mushrooms and sausage, or contrasting the richness of the cheese, standing up to the bright acidity of tomato sauce and countering the spice of pepperoni. A tasty bottle of wine—and it doesn't have to be a pricey one—can bring your pizza experience into an elevated realm of deliciousness.

But which wines will work? Reds, whites, bubbles...we gathered pizza-pairing tips from 11 top sommeliers from around the country. Check out their drinking advice in the slideshow above »


About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is the editor of Serious Eats: Drinks. She lives in San Francisco. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.

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