Pairing Wine with Seafood

2018-01-10T03:01:32+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Wine|0 Comments

Author: Gayot

Seafood does not always have to be paired with white wine. Actually, some fish and shellfish do not go quite well with varietals such as Pinot Noir and Merlot. Don’t be afraid to  pair wine with sake, either! This list will help you plan which wines to pair with your next seafood dish.

Best Wine with Clams (Raw or Casino)

Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, (Dry) Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Seyval Blanc.

Pairing Crab and Wine

Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, Chardonnay, Sake, White Rhone Varietals (e.g. Roussanne, Marsanne).

Best Wine to Serve with Lobster

Brut Sparkling Wine, Chardonnay, Sake, White Rhone Varietals (e.g. Roussanne, Marsanne).

Best Wine to Serve with Mussels

Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc.

Best Wine to Pair with Oysters (Raw)

Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Dry Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc.

Pairing Red Snapper with Wine

Chardonnay, Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc.

Best Wine to Serve with Salmon

Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Vin Gris.

Best Wine to Serve with Salmon Tartare

Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris, Sake.

Pairing Sashimi, Sushi and Wine

Brut Sparkling Wine, Semi-Dry Riesling, Sake.

Best Wine to Serve with Scallops

Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc, Chardonnay, Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Semillon.

Best Wine to Serve with Shrimp

Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc, Chardonnay, Colombard, Vidal Blanc.

Pairing Striped Bass and Wine

Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Dry Vignoles.

Best Wine to Serve with Swordfish

Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, Vin Gris, Pinot Noir.

Pairing Tuna and Wine

Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Vin Gris, Chardonnay.

Best Wine to Serve with Other White Fish

Chardonnay, Viognier, Dry Riesling, Semillon.

Source: http://www.gayot.com/wine/pairing/seafood.html