Cured meats are the stars of the Italian aperitif. They are a unique dish with many regional and traditional specialities. Due to the wide variety of cured meats that can feature on a good charcuterie board, pairing them with wine can be complicated, especially since the wine needs to enhance the characteristics of each product. Because in Italy the tradition of the wine industry goes hand in hand with the production of intensely-flavoured cured meats, it follows that the best possible pairing is with a red tannic wine that can cleanse and degrease the palate. Discover the best red wines to pair with an aperitif with cured meats.