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Did someone say wine night? Next time you’re planning a fun night with your friends, use this guide to pair your favorite wine with your favorite comfort food. You pick the wine, and we’ll help you pair it with the right food and flavor. If you don’t see something you like in this post, check out these Food & Wine Pairings for additional information. We make it simple to find the perfect wine for a delicious meal!

Pepperoni pizza with white wine, and place for textPizza and Wine

Tip: When choosing pizza toppings, a helpful hint you can go by is, if it grows together, it goes together like basil and tomato!

Zinfandel –  Pair it with pizza with meaty toppings like bacon, sausage or prosciutto.

Riesling – Pair it with white pizzas topped with ricotta or spinach.


French Fries and Wine

Don’t be stumped when trying to figure out how to pair your favorite wine with your favorite fried food, like French fries. While it’s an unlikely pair, don’t knock it until you try it.

Chardonnay – This light, fresh-tasting wine pairs deliciously with the salty, savory taste of French fries.

Lambrusco – Many wine enthusiasts pair wine with food based on similar ingredients, we say opposites attract! Lambrusco is a soft and sweet making it a perfect combination for salty fries.

Different burgers with snacks and wine

Burgers and Wine

You might be under the impression that beer goes best with burgers, but you should think again! Next time you’re in the mood for a classic burger, try it with a glass of wine.

Cabernet – If you enjoy a classic burger piled with cheddar cheese, lettuce and ketchup, choose a cabernet! Cabernet pairs well with red meat.

Zinfandel – If you prefer your burger to have toppings like blue or feta cheese, caramelized onions or pickles, you’ll need to pair your burger with a wine that pairs well with those strong flavors. This wine has hints of spice and berries that pair well with a bold burger.


Plan your next dinner party or cookout and use our guide! If you try any of these pairings, let us know what you think. Share your favorites with us in the comments below.

Drink responsibly. Be 21.

Caroline A.

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Caroline started with Publix as a cashier in 2015 and has developed a passion for writing and social media. She loves being a part of Publix’s culture and enjoys bringing new ideas to The Publix Checkout by writing about topics customers might not know about the company. Pub Subs and Publix Sweet Tea are her favorites, and you’ll always find her with an iced coffee in hand. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys traveling, watching college football and playing with her fur child.

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