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Pairing Wine with Seafood

Mussels pair perfectly with a glass of Pinot Gris


Seafood does not always have to be paired with white wine. Actually, some fish and shellfish dishes 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 (Fumé) Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, (Dry) Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Seyval Blanc


Pairing Crab and Wine

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

Best Wine to Serve with Lobster


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


Best Wine to Serve with Mussels


Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc


Best Wine to Pair with Oysters (Raw)

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

Pairing Red Snapper with Wine


Chardonnay, Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc


Best Wine to Serve with Salmon


Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sémillon, 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 (Fumé) Blanc, Chardonnay, Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Sémillon


Best Wine to Serve with Shrimp


Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Chardonnay, Colombard, Vidal Blanc

Pairing Striped Bass and Wine


Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Dry Vignoles

Best Wine to Serve with Swordfish


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

Pairing Tuna and Wine


Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Vin Gris, Chardonnay

Best Wine to Serve with Other White Fish


Chardonnay, Viognier, Dry Riesling, Sémillon

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