7 Delicious Seafood and Wine Pairings

7 Delicious Seafood and Wine Pairings

I’ll admit it. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate wine with food. It’s my job after all. And living in wine country, it really is my life. Seafood and fish are my absolute favorite meals, and so I wanted to give you 7 delicious seafood and wine pairings.

These are guidelines, not rules.

1. Salmon & Pinot

Lighter reds like  Pinot Noir pair well with more delicately cooked white fish, poached salmon, and seafood.

2. Oysters & Riesling

The light sweet flavor of the Riesling melds with the rich flavor of the oysters, yet isn’t overwhelming.

3. Lobster & Sparkling Wine

Bubbles and lobster should be a given. I’d pair mine with a nice Prosecco. But champagne or Moscato will work too.

4. Scallops & Sauvignon Blanc

The lighter notes of the Sauvignon Blanc doesn’t compete with the light buttery flavors of the scallops.

5. Sea Bass & Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is zesty and refreshing and balances well with the delicate fish flavor.

6. Crab & Chardonnay

I big buttery Chardonnay goes nicely with fresh crab, but Pinot Gris and dry Riesling have vibrant fruit notes that have a rich feel in the mouth.

7. Fish and Chips & Moscato

The sweet flavors of peach, pear and nectarine in the Moscato bubble in your mouth and are better than beer with fish and chips.


There are so many wine pairings and different tastes. This is just a sampling of ideas for pairing wine with seafood and fish.

If you can’t find the wines you’re looking for locally, try www.wine.com for a wide variety of choices.

As always, happy cooking.

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