Getting the right wine to go with fish can be a precarious business and if you get it slightly wrong it can ruin your whole meal. Luckily Gourmet Society have got you covered and have paired 6 types of fish with their respective wines, they are:
- Salmon – Salmon is a richer and fattier in flavour than most other fish and therefore it needs a more developed wine to bring out the best of it. The best wines to with this are Pinot Gris, Pinto Noir and Burgundy.
- Mild flavoured fish – For a more mild flavoured fish is it best to have a light wine accompaniment to it such as a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.
- Full flavour fish – When you have a strong and full flavoured fish it is best to give it full flavoured wine that will bring out all the fishes’ best attributes, such as a dry Rose and Grenache Blanc.
- Oysters – Oysters can be a tricky food to find the perfect pairing due to its briny nature, but a nice crisp wine such as champagne will go really well.
- Lobster – Lobster is an extremely rich and flavoursome food and therefore it deserves a wine that is going to match it in the richness department. Therefore accompanying it with Vouvray or Corton-Charlemagne is perfect.
- Crab – Crab is the ideal light starter to your dining experience and therefore you should accompany it with light and dry wines to match. I recommend a Vinho Verde or a Riesling white wine.
If you’re looking for wines to go with more than just fish then have a look through Gourmet Society’s Infographic that details pairings for everything from beef to Pasta.
Originally published by UK dining club, The Gourmet Society.