Seafood towers are one of the most decadent and eye-popping items you can choose off a restaurant menu– so why not bring this luxury dish home with this DIY Build Your Own Shellfish Tower tutorial? Seafood towers are ideal for date nights, dinner parties, and hangouts with friends. Better yet, making one at home is […]
One of the best white summer quaffers in the world of wine costs $10 and is probably sitting lonely on the bottom shelf in the French section of your local wine shop, tall, slender and green, filled with thirst-quenching awesomeness waiting to be snatched up and guzzled down. That wine is Picpoul de Pinet and […]
If there is one French white wine that you definitely need in your repertoire, especially if you like oysters, it’s Muscadet. Sometimes, people hear “Muscadet” and think of Moscato, the sweet wine from Italy, but while the names sound a little bit the same, they couldn’t be more different.
There’s nothing particularly new about the idea of pairing white wine with seafood. In fact, it’s such common knowledge that you’re probably wondering why I would bother to write about it. Well, here’s a new approach: coastal white wines, in which the grapes enjoy cooling maritime breezes along with a sunny growing season. These wines […]
Fish with wine seems simple enough, it’s always gotta be white, right? Well not exactly, some seafood does well with a really delicious light red, or a refreshing rosé. Not to mention that all white wines don’t go with all seafood. You have to take into account both the richness and weight of the wine, […]
The perfect seafood dinner can only be improved by adding a stunning ocean view in the background, and a glass of wine on the side. While there are some classic wine and fish pairings out there, we wanted to be extra thorough and make sure that no matter what kind of aquatic dish you’re enjoying, […]
Viognier is one of the most celebrated Rhone Varietals, creating a wine that is floral and smooth and ideal for seafood. But we don’t see it as often as we should on the American table.
Move over, Champagne. Your days as the only go-to wine for seafood and fried goodies are over. Picpoul, the oft-forgotten ‘people’s grape’ of Southern France (it’s grown primarily in the Rhone Valley and Langedoc regions), is here to accompany everything from Island Creek oysters on the half shell to the famous deep-fried Fisherman’s Plates of […]
As a reader of VinePair, you know we’re fans of white Bordeaux. A wine that too often flies under the radar, white Bordeaux is an excellent choice for the summer, especially if you enjoy Sauvignon Blanc. But even though Bordeaux is the birthplace of Sauvignon Blanc, it often gets ignored in favor of regions such as […]