Best Wines for Pizza

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Making pizza tonight? Here are wines for 5 toppings.

Chianti + Prosciutto & Arugula

Good Chianti is savory and spicy, so it’s good with salty cured meats like prosciutto or peppery greens—or both together.

Primitivo + Pepperoni

Big southern Italian reds like Primitivo are juicy and full-bodied, just the wines for a classic slice like this one.

Pinot Noir + Mushrooms

There’s no better pairing than Pinot and mushrooms—they’re all about earth and spice. A little oregano makes the match even better.

Rosato + Vegetables

A vegetable topping makes for a fairly light slice—even with all that cheese—so go with a lighter style of wine. Rosato (the Italian term for dry rosé) is a tasty choice.

Barbera + Fresh Tomatoes

Barbera, a medium-bodied red from Italy’s Piedmont, is berry-bright and only moderately tannic—great with fresh tomatoes and herbs.