Greece has been producing wine for thousands of years. The result is a different wine to pair perfectly with every dish. Seafood, one of the most popular foods in Greece, is no exception. Wine and seafood make for a perfect combination.
Many diners enjoy a glass of wine with our seafood but may not know what wines work best with what dish. Wine flavors bring out the best in seafood – but it’s imperative to find the right match. We want to show you how to enhance your senses to make a better dining experience, whether at home or out on the town!
Dry white wines like Sauvignon Blanc pair best with dishes that contain haddock cod or tilapia. The earthiness of the glass will enhance the flavors of the fish and will not distract from any flavors. When you pair your fish with the smoothness of these wines, the result is a sensuous, pleasant experience.
White wines that are less dry, such as Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, pair best with crab or lobster, enhancing the flavor of the wine and bringing out the taste of the crab or lobster as well. If you are looking for someone to guide you through this pairing process, we have experts waiting at Trade in Boston! We can help match your dish with the proper glass of wine.
Red wines like Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Zinfandel will work best with salmon or tuna. The fruitiness and freshness of the wine will complement and tone down the “fishiness” of these options without totally diluting the flavor. They also play well with the aromas and texture of the fish.
Lastly, pair your rosés and sweet sparkling wines with seafood soups, mussels with gravy, and grilled shrimp dishes. The lovely shimmer of these wines is best to complement the flavors of this seafood. The charbroiled flavor from the shrimp makes for a foundation for which Rosé was made.
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While these are our recommendations for seafood and wine pairing, the best pairing you can create is one that you most enjoy! Have some fun, and you will build a memorable dining adventure. Don’t be afraid to experiment; try new flavors, and the possibilities will be endless!
We believe there is something for everyone. From our crispy Santorini Assyrtiko to the delicious fruit-forward Moschofilero, we know that you will be delighted with all wine pairing options for any number of our Greek dishes.