Pairing Wine with Seafood

Dutch Harbor King Crab Legs
Dutch Harbor King Crab Legs | Ocean Prime restaurants

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.

> Check GAYOT’s list of the Best Wines for Pairing with Seafood

• 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



> More about pairing with oysters

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, Saké

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