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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.

WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH CLAMS (RAW OR CASINO)
Sauvignon Blanc or Fumé Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, (Dry) Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Seyval Blanc

PAIRING CRAB AND WINE
Sauvignon Blanc or 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 Blanc or Fumé Blanc

BEST WINE TO PAIR WITH RAW OYSTERS
Sauvignon Blanc or Fumé Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, (Dry) Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc

PAIRING RED SNAPPER WITH WINE
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or 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 Blanc or Fumé Blanc, Chardonnay, Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Sémillon

WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH SHRIMP
Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc or Fumé Blanc, Chardonnay, Colombard, Vidal Blanc

PAIRING STRIPED BASS AND WINE
Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, (Dry) Vignoles

BEST WINE TO SERVE WITH SWORDFISH
Sauvignon Blanc or Fumé Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, Vin Gris, Pinot Noir

PAIRING TUNA AND WINE
Sauvignon Blanc or Fumé Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Vin Gris, Chardonnay

WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH OTHER WHITE FISH
Chardonnay, Viognier, Dry Riesling, Sémillon

 

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