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Matching Wines and Pizza - Pepperoni

Spicy pizza - yum. More chilli with that? Yes please! Bundanoon Pizza and Pasta have a Spicy Chorizo, a Pepperoni and the super delicious Moroccan that can all be called 'spicy'. So what wine is the best to pair with this?

We think something lean, youthful and fruit driven will do the job nicely. Syrah and Grenache blend perhaps - whether from the Rhone Valley or Chile or even McLaren Vale or Barossa. Australian Shiraz is a good deal heavier with riper fruit and stronger flavours, but still a good match for spicy pizza.

Gruner Veltliner grapes

Another option for the whie lovers among you, but certainly harder to find, is Austria's signature grape - Gruner Veltliner - grown throughout Austria and a few eastern European countries but only recently planted further afield. We have tiny plantings of gruner in the Adelaide Hills (Hahndorf does a good one), Canberra district and Tasmania. It makes a distinctive, unwooded, refreshingly crisp dry white. It's a very adaptable food wine and if you like sauvignon blanc, try this as an alternative.

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