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10 Wine Varietals and Their Perfect Seafood Pairings


It's well-known that wine is a perfect accompaniment to many dishes. Seafood is no exception! Seafood lovers often find themselves wondering what the best wine pairing for their meal might be. We will outline how to pair your favorite seafood with the right kind of wine, so you can enjoy your meal even more!

Sauvignon Blanc paired with Salmon

If you are going to have fresh seafood delivery, try and enjoy a Sauvignon Blanc when pairing with salmon. This wine is dry and fruity, which complements the more oily fish nicely.

Pinot Grigio  paired with Halibut

Seafood lovers will enjoy a Pinot Grigio when pairing this fish. This wine is light and fruity, which complements the halibut's mild flavor nicely.

Chardonnay  paired with Oysters

Seafood lovers will enjoy Chardonnay to pair with oysters. Both wines are dry, so they compliment the seafood's briny taste well without overpowering it at all!

Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon  paired with Mussels

Seafood lovers will enjoy either Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon when pairing with mussels. Both these wines have an earthiness about them that pairs wonderfully with a steak dinner - yet still complimenting the mild flavor of the mussel quite nicely as well.


Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio  paired with Prawns

Seafood lovers will enjoy either a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio when pairing with prawns. Both wines are dry and fruity, so they compliment the smoky flavor of this seafood nicely without overpowering it in any way!

Cabernet Sauvignon  paired with Cod

Seafood lovers will enjoy a Cabernet Sauvignon when pairing with cod. This wine is bold and hearty; complimenting the fatty flavor of this fish quite well - yet still being not too overwhelming for those who prefer lighter fare in their mealtime experience.

Merlot paired with Lobster

If you're ordering lobster at a restaurant or cooking it yourself, opt for red wines like Merlot. These wines have lots of flavor and depth that work well as an accompaniment to this dish's meatiness--plus they'll also help cover up any "fishy" taste.

Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay paired with Crab

Seafood lovers should pair their crab dish with white wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay to really draw out the crab's flavors and match them up nicely with a wine that has fruitier notes.

Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling paired with Seafood Salad

For seafood salad recipes where there is a mixture of seafood, Seafood lovers can go with either dry whites such as Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling which will complement the different types of fish and other sea-based ingredients in your dish; or red wines like Pinot Noir that have fruity flavors to match up nicely with a variety of dishes.

Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay/Gewürztraminer/Pinot Grigio paired with Seafood Pizza

Seafood lovers can't go wrong with light or fruity white wines, like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer--even a Pinot Grigio. These will all complement the seafood flavors in your pizza nicely and make for an enjoyable meal!

In conclusion, there's a wine out there to suit any occasion from your next dinner party to an evening by yourself! Pairings don't have to be hard to find - just try a bit of experimentation with different kinds of wine and seafood. Seafood lovers won't be disappointed!

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