Sometimes you just need a great glass of wine.
Whether you like a full-bodied red or a sweet Moscato, there's always a dish that will sync up perfectly with the wine you love. Here are some of the best food and wine pairings to try for your next dinner party:
Pinot noir and pizzas
If you've got a pizza with toppings like mushrooms, reach for a pinot noir to bring out those earthy flavors.
Chardonnay and seafood
Chardonnay is a perfect complement to dishes like Salmon, and becomes even more delicious if the meal is prepared in a rich sauce.
Champagne and cheese
The saltiness in the cheese works perfectly with this bubbly beverage.
Sushi and a dry Riesling
While Sake is always a favorite alongside sushi, a Riesling is a good bet too. Just make sure you pick a dry selection.
Cabernet and steak
Talk about a luxurious meal. You'll enjoy plenty of rich flavors with this pairing.
When you want to end the meal on a sweet note, reach for a Moscato to accompany pastries and other treats.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.