The wine regions along Italy's coast produce distinctively crisp white wines. They're great as aperitifs and pair beautifully with fish and shellfish from the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas. 

By Ray Isle and Carson Demmond
Updated May 24, 2017
Coastal Italian Wine
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What to eat: Fritto misto di mare (mixed fried seafood)

What to drink: 2015 Ciro Picariello Fiano di Avellino ($25)


What to eat: Muscioli arrosto (roasted stuffed mussels)

What to drink: 2015 Andrea Felici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico ($17)


What to eat: Ciuppin (fisherman's stew)

What to drink: 2014 Laura Aschero Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato ($24)


What to eat: Spaghetti ai ricci di mare (spaghetti with sea urchin)

What to drink: 2015 Li Veli Askos Valle d'Itria Verdeca ($18)


What to eat: Polpi in purgatorio (baby octopus stew)

What to drink: 2014 De Fermo Don Carlino Pecorino ($30)