How to Pair Wine with Pasta: A Cheat Sheet

Few pairings are as timeless as wine with pasta. But while traditional red sauce spaghetti and wicker-basket Chianti may always have a place in our hearts, Italian pasta dishes cover a wide range of styles with sauces that complement a variety of wines.

If you’re shaking up your weeknight dinner with a penne arrabbiata, carbonara or a cacio e pepe, we’ve got a cheat sheet of the best Italian wines to pair them with, from Sangiovese to Lambrusco and beyond.