Star winemaker Joe Bastianich offers tips on picking and pairing wines from Italy's top regions.

By Food & Wine
October 01, 2010


Pairings for Piedmont's Wines

Corzetti Pasta with Veal Ragù
Garlic Riscotto with Tomato Sauce
Grilled-Steak and Arugula Salad with Mustard Caper Vinaigrette


Pairings for Campania's Wines

Pizza with Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil
Pan-Seared Sausages with Apples


Pairings for Sicily's Wines

Braised Swordfish with Black Olives, Tomatoes and Marjoram
Gemelli with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce and Fresh Mozzarella


Pairings for Tuscany's Wines

Chicken Sciarpello
Pappardelle with Veal Ragù
Eggplant Parmesan with Crisp Bread Crumb Topping


Pairing Suggestions for Friuli's Wines

Mortadella and Cheese Panini
Grilled Salmon with Preserved Lemon and Green Olives
Bluefish with Grape Leaves
Angel Hair Pasta with Squid, Mussels and Zucchini
Toasted Pistachio–Cheese Arancini

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