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How to Pair Wine & Seafood August 3, 2020

Harlem, Manhattan
How to Pair Wine & Seafood, Manhattan, New York

There’s no doubt that wine and seafood are a delectable combination—no matter what types of wine you prefer, you’re bound to find a pairing that you’ll love. For the best dining experience, try these tasty combinations the next time you visit a seafood restaurant. 

What Seafood Matches Best with Different Types of Wine?

White Wine

White wine is known for its dry, crisp flavor. Wines in this category include chardonnay, Chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, and many others. Lean types of fish pair best with strong-flavored white wines.

The earthiness of the wine along with its smooth, dry flavor mixes well with the mild taste of whitefish and crab. Shrimp is also a delectable choice since the dryness of the wine boosts its natural flavor. 

Red Wine 

seafoodRed wines like pinot noir, merlot, and zinfandel are known for their deep, rich flavor and fruity undertones. These wines also have a fresh taste that brings out the natural flavor of salmon without overwhelming your taste buds.

If you’re in the mood for a different type of seafood, light varieties of pinot noir are the perfect companion for the smooth, buttery flavor of crab. You can pair red wines with tasty dishes like crab cakes or crab dip. 

Rosé Wine

Rosé wine has a smooth, bubbly texture that makes it a popular choice for celebrations and nights out with friends and family. Other sparkling wines from around the world like prosecco, champagne, and cava wines share some similarities with rosé.

Rosé and other sparkling wines are known to taste delicious with shrimp and seafood soups. In particular, grilled seafood is a testy match for the bubbly nature of sparkling wines. The lightness of the carbonation plays well with the texture and flavor of grilled foods. 


Head to Lolo’s Seafood Shack in Manhattan for an enjoyable and delicious seafood lunch or dinner. This establishment serves a mix of New England and Caribbean cuisine, and they’re open all year round with a daily happy hour from 4-6 PM. They also host special events and have a heated cabana that guests can rent throughout the year. Visit their website to view their New York menu or call (646) 649-3356. 

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