Lobster Bisque & Wine Pairing

Lobster Bisque is a creamy lobster broth made by cooking and straining the shells of lobsters for a flavourful soup.  As sherry is often used in a lobster bisque recipe, a dry sherry like an Amontillado is often recommended.  If sherry isn't you're thing, other excellent pairings include a rich Champagne, Sauternes, Chardonnay and [...]

2020-10-29T12:10:01+00:00Seafood, Shellfish, Soup|

Clam Chowder & Wine Pairing

For clear clam chowders, such as a Connecticut- style clam chowder, crip white wines like Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc are your best pairs.  Richer and creamier Clam Chowders require full-bodied white wines like an oaked Chardonnay or a rich Viognier.  Finally, tomato-based clam chowders, a fruity but slightly earthy Beaujolais-Villages, Pinot [...]

2020-09-21T13:06:05+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|

Shrimp Scampi & Wine Pairings

In North America, Shrimp Scampi refers to large shrimp cooked in garlic and olive oil/butter and often served on a bed of noodles, rice or with bread.  Citrusy whites like Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Muscadet, Fiano work best with Shrimp Scampi, although Pinot Grigio, Sparkling Wine or Manzanilla Sherry will work well in a pinch. [...]

2021-01-06T22:14:14+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|

Calamari and Wine Pairings

What Wine Goes with Calamari? Dry Riesling Oaky Chardonnay Albariño Sauvignon Blanc Pilsner (beer) Riesling and Calamari No matter if Calamari is deep-fried or grilled, it's delicious.  When I'm at the pub, I like to squeeze a bit of lime or lemon on my Calamari. This makes a dry Riesling perfect, as they often [...]

2020-08-28T18:11:16+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|

Crab Cakes & Wine Pairing

Crab cakes are a popular appetizer for a reason. They're super tasty, as the meat inside is delicate and tender, and the rich breading is something we'd like to describe as deep-fried goodness. Crab Cakes require acidic white wines with crisp flavours to cut through the breading, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, Savennières, Viognier [...]

2020-08-04T22:05:28+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|

Mussels & Wine Pairings

Mussels taste like the sea and are slightly sweet, salty, and mild in flavour. Thus, for simple preparations, you'll need lighter white wines to not crush the mussel's delicate flavours. For mussels in stews, soups or pasta, you'll have a lot more opportunity to get creative with your wine pairings. For Steamed Mussels, crisp [...]

2020-10-11T16:57:52+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|

Ceviche & Wine Pairing

Ceviche is a seafood dish made from fresh raw fish, or shellfish, cured in citrus juices, and spiced with ají, chilli peppers along with other seasonings like salt, coriander or minced onions. Acidic and unoaked white wines with a touch of tang pair best with Ceviche, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Albariño, Sparkling Wine, [...]

2021-01-21T13:37:06+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|

Lobster & Wine Pairing

A buttery Chardonnay or a crisp Champagne pairs best with lobster served in a variety of styles, especially Steamed Lobster, or even Lobster Thermidor.  Flavourful wines like Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier or Manzanilla Sherry are also exceptional with lobster. White Burgundy & Lobster When we talk about White Burgundy, we're essentially referring to [...]

2020-10-29T12:13:50+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|

Caviar & Wine Pairing

Caviar is one of the most expensive foods you can buy. While it is fish eggs from the Sturgeon fish (fish eggs from any other fish is called Roe), it never should taste fishy. Instead, expect a full-bodied taste with iodine notes, and a smooth and creamy texture with hints of almond and [...]

2021-01-17T15:39:25+00:00Food Pairings, Seafood|