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Wine & Seafood News

How to Pair Natural Wine with Seafood

July 29th, 2019|

Author: Naomi Tomky Vinnie's Raw Bar opens soon in Seattle, and with it comes gorgeous natural wines paired with oysters, clams, shrimp, and more. The Picture Pantry/Lisovskaya Na/Getty Images Before Bryn Hagman could start picking wines for Vinnie’s Raw Bar, the highly-anticipated addition addition to Chris and Anu Elford’s Seattle [...]

Unusual Wine Pairings: 5 Delicious Food and Wine Combinations You Haven’t Tried

July 7th, 2019|

Author: Ariel Berchtold Dining at your neighborhood’s trendiest restaurant can be a magnificent culinary adventure. Keep in mind that unconventional doesn’t necessarily mean trying a rare delicacy. You can enhance your dining experience and expand your palate with an unusual wine pairing instead. While at times you may not want to [...]

Wine for Beginners

June 23rd, 2019|

Author: Paul Gregutt Getty Want to kick start your ongoing exploration of wine? We’ve got you covered. These simple and smart guidelines will help you discover your palate and launch your long and tasty journey to understanding wine. Getting Started with Wine Tasting Learning to taste wine is no different [...]

Four great Rieslings to pair with seafood, Asian spices and Alsace classics

May 26th, 2019|

Author: John Wilson European or Australian, Riesling is perhaps the greatest white grape variety Rieslings from Aldi, Wittmann, Zinck and Immich-Batterieberg   Having missed a connecting flight from London home to Dublin a few weeks back, and utterly exhausted, I treated myself to a reviving glass of Pewsey Vale’s The [...]

A Guide to Chillable Red Wine

April 28th, 2019|

By Lisa Szot Photo by Sara Littlejohn Perk up your palate and take some risks by adding a chill to red wines. While Gamay and Pinot Noir are well-known contenders, the varieties listed here are also ripe for the refrigerator. Whatever you select, serve it at 50–60˚F. Cinsault Widely planted [...]

Best Budget Wine Finds Under $10

March 17th, 2019|

Author: Stacy Slinkard   PhotoAlto/Sigrid Olsson / Getty Images Check out some of the market's best value wines, right around the $10 mark (some will be priced up or down $2–3 depending on your market and retail sales). These budget-friendly wines have good consumer accessibility at very welcoming price points. [...]

Top 10 Italian Wines to Try

March 3rd, 2019|

Author: Stacy Slinkard Niccol Pontigia / EyeEm / Getty Images Interested in trying Italian wines, but not sure how to read the labels, determine the DOC or figure out who makes what, where? Look no further, here are ten diverse Italian wines spanning the top Italian wine regions at a [...]

10 Exciting Rosé Wines to Try

February 17th, 2019|

Author: Colleen Graham Learn to Appreciate Pink Wine Again S&C Design Studios Pretty in pink, rosé wines are far more diverse than you may suspect. While it's often associated with the sweetness of an inexpensive White Zinfandel, there is so much more to discover! From sparkling bubbles to dry French [...]

Wine Pairing With Seafood: What To Drink With Shrimp, Oysters and Sea Urchin

January 27th, 2019|

Author: Simone Zeni "White wine goes with fish." How many times have you heard this phrase? In recent years, this rule has been challenged by a few sommeliers who have found a handful of red wines that, surprisingly, pair well with seafood. We've already established that favorites like spaghetti with [...]

Why Pair Wine with Your Meal?

January 13th, 2019|

Author: Thierry Pradines For centuries Europeans from wine growing regions such as Italy, France and Spain have been drinking wine every day with their lunch and dinner. Wine is almost a food group in these countries and its benefits to your health are well known. The traditional, locally grown foods [...]

Wine (and Beer) to Pair with Gumbo

January 6th, 2019|

Author: Kristin Donnelly   © Con Poulos   Gumbo brings together so many different flavors—dark, rich roux; vegetal okra and green peppers; tangy tomatoes. And that’s not to mention spicy sausage and seafood. When pairing wine with gumbo, you’ll want to think about the main ingredients as well as the [...]

Sponsored: Bring a Taste of Tuscany to Your Holiday Dinner Table With These Amazing Wine Pairings

December 23rd, 2018|

Author: Gary Duff Sassoregale Sangiovese When pairing with the decadent flavors of Sassoregale's Sangiovese red wine, keep in mind the rich and diverse history of the drink. Not only does Sangiovese have depth and personality, but it requires the proper companion to bring out its most vibrant aspects. Before dinner, [...]

Pairing food with wine? The conventional wisdom is probably wrong…

December 9th, 2018|

Author: Elin McCoy Think you can’t drink red with fish? That champagne goes with sweet desserts? Think again. Even serious wine lovers make serious errors when matching food with wine. I quizzed a half-dozen sommeliers, who spend their time trying to suggest the best pairings to their customers, about the [...]

Perfect Pairings: Drinks to Serve Alongside Popular Seafood Dishes

December 2nd, 2018|

Author: Julie K. We’ve all heard that you should generally drink white wine with seafood, but choosing the perfect beverage to pair with your meal is a little bit more nuanced than that. Whether you’re enjoying a grilled salmon steak or fresh Tilapia ceviche, delight your palette with a drink [...]

5 Wines to Pair with Seafood

November 4th, 2018|

Author: Dan Dunn Think Mediterranean bottles—or classic Champagne—when pairing wines with crustaceans and fish. Photo: Courtesy Domaine Sigalas   When it comes to food and wine pairings, seafood can be a wildcard—primarily because there’s so much variety to be found within the category. Lobster’s flavor doesn’t much resemble a scallop, [...]

How to Pair Red Wine with Fish

October 14th, 2018|

Author: Nils Bernstein Crispy sea bream / Getty   While white wine with seafood has long been traditional advice, try pairing the right red wine with fish to truly elevate your next meal. Sure, the pairing dogma of “white with fish, red with meat” seems antiquated, but it also appears [...]

Wine reviews: These 3 white wines are perfect for summer seafood at $13 or less

August 19th, 2018|

Author: Dave McIntyre Bolivia is one of many countries enjoying a viticultural renaissance the past two or three decades. Here are two absolutely delicious red wines that show what Bolivia can accomplish. They are both tannat, a variety better known for rustic, brawny wines from Uruguay, but made here with [...]

A Simple Guide to Wine Pairing

August 12th, 2018|

Author: Ellerman House There are two types of people in the world: those who pair their food with their wine, and those who don’t. It doesn’t matter which side you fall on, there are some dishes that remain a challenge. Our Sommelier assist guests when pairing their meals with the [...]

Summer Wine

July 22nd, 2018|

Author: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000 Summer calls for summer food, and summer food calls for summer wines -- wines that are light, chilly, and not too serious, so that they leave you light and chilled, too. And -- surprise -- this includes red wines. Chilled red wine? Of course. [...]

Basic Wine Pairings

July 15th, 2018|

Author: Paul Stern Wine makes everything taste better, but make sure you're drinking the right kind of wine with your food! There are certain wines that pair better with certain foods, having either similar or contrasting components that bring out the best flavors in each. So whether you're more of [...]

Best Wines For: Pairing with Umami

May 13th, 2018|

Author: Anne Krebiehl MW Here are top-rated pours that stand up to this unique fifth taste. It’s not sweet, sour, salty or bitter. It’s sort of savory, kind of subtle and definitely delicious, and it’s a pain to pair with wine. We’re talking about umami (pronounced oo-MOM-ee)—that mysterious fifth flavor we [...]

Pairing seafood and wine

May 6th, 2018|

Author: Ralph Brennan Seafood & wine pairings Recent decades have seen an ever-burgeoning number of wine-savvy Americans. Likewise, the number of different wines available to them is constantly increasing, as wine makers continually come up with new ideas for every step of wine production, and vineyards take root in parts [...]

15 Foolproof Seafood and Wine Pairings

April 22nd, 2018|

Pairing wine with seafood doesn't have to be a challenge. Try these can't-miss matches and smart suggestions for effortless—and delicious—sipping and serving. 1 of 15 Photo: Howard L. Puckett Mixed Seafood + Rías Biaxas Recipe: Paella Cubana We love: Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas (about $14) Seafood and wine make a natural pair, and [...]

Pairing Wine with Fish

February 4th, 2018|

Author: Madeline Puckette Learn what wines pair best with the four different groups of fin fish. From flaky tilapia to steak-like swordfish, there are a range of potential wine pairings. Beyond just the choice of fish, the sauce and fish preparation affects what tastes best when pairing wine with fish. [...]

Top wine pairings with scallops

January 28th, 2018|

Author: Fiona Beckett Scallops are some of the most delicious seafood around and some of the most flattering to a serious white wine. There’s one grape variety that will almost always see you right but also some other options Grilled or seared scallops Searing scallops enhances their sweetness and makes [...]

5 Wines to Pair with Seafood

January 21st, 2018|

Author: Dan Dunn Think Mediterranean bottles—or classic Champagne—when pairing wines with crustaceans and fish. When it comes to food and wine pairings, seafood can be a wildcard—primarily because there’s so much variety to be found within the category. Lobster’s flavor doesn’t much resemble a scallop, and the heartiness of trout [...]

Pairing Wine with Seafood

November 1st, 2017|

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 [...]

Pairing Wine and Seafood

October 1st, 2017|

Author: Gretchen Roberts Don’t drown out the delicate flavors of seafood with an overpowering red; we offer 4 different types of wine light enough to mesh well with delicious fish and shellfish. Which wines go best with fish and shellfish? People often choose a white wine for fish, and with [...]

Best Wines for Seafood

September 1st, 2017|

Author: W. Blake Gray Expert Guidance, from Whites to Reds to Rosés. Pairing wine with seafood isn't a difficult task. Think in terms of weight and substance—delicate raw fish and light, briny shellfish go best with equally delicate, light white wines. Similarly, a piece of grilled swordfish will go better [...]