It’s Fettuccini Alfredo Day! Another fake holiday that we celebrate as an excuse to eat more of the food we love. Whether you’re making it from scratch or dining out to celebrate, no dish of pasta is complete without a perfectly paired wine.
But how do you decide which wine to pair with which sauce? Sure, wine is delicious no matter what you’re eating, even if it isn’t strategically paired with the dish. But if you really want to bring out your food’s flavor and up your dinner game, we’ve got just the cheat sheet to guide you:

Tomato Based – Spaghetti is typically paired with rich, red tomato sauces. If you’re a fan of the classics you’d be wise to pair your dish with a crisp, dry white wine like Pinot Grigio or a light Sicilian red.

Meat Sauce – A satisfying Bolognese benefits from being paired with Sicilian red wines.

Primavera – If your tastes lean more towards a pasta primavera plate, pair it with Italian whites like a Sauvignon Blanc.

Alfredo – The cheesy flavor of Alfredo sauce is what this fake holiday is all about! Pair your celebratory dish with a glass of Chardonnay for best results. Chardonnay also compliments a lobster or crab sauce if you’re feeling adventurous.

Now that you know exactly what to drink alongside your favorite Italian dishes, all there’s left to do is enjoy.