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Pairing Wine with Seafood

Scallops with sour cream and parsley pair well with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, sparkling wines and Pinot Noir


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 will go best with your next meal. Also, check out our Top 10 Seafood Wines.

WHAT WINE TO SERVE 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)


WHAT 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


WHAT 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


WHAT 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


WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH OTHER WHITE FISH


Chardonnay, Viognier, Dry Riesling, Sémillon



For more information on these varietals,
check out our Wine Varietals Definitions


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