White Wine to go with Seafood: 6 Delicious Matches

White Wine to go with Seafood 6 Delicious MatchesThere’s no denying my love of white wine. For me, I find white wine so exciting. It can be made from so many different grapes and made into so many different styles. Naturally when I am dining on seafood, it’s the ultimate choice for that wine and food combo that’ll have me weak at the knees.

With Easter just around the corner, and the loom of winter snipping at our toes, it seems a great time to feast on seafood and white wine if you ask me.

Recently the lovely folk at Dan Murphy’s sent out a media pack with this exact idea in mind – ‘Delicious Seafood and White Wine Pairings for the Ultimate Easter Feast’. It included the below 6 wines and suggested seafood pairings.

I saw that as a bit of a challenge and decided to try my hand at them. Well all except the last bottle. The suggested ‘crab and prawn ravioli in seafood bisque sauce’ sure did sound nice, but after a hectic day, the food match turned into fish’n’chips. We did order a couple of crab sticks, so there was some crab in the ‘dish’ ;)

On that note, let’s get stuck into it:

Pinot Gris & Thai Green Fish Curry

This is an incredible match, definitely a favourite of mine now!

I have never ever considered chowing down on a fish curry – but oh my, this homemade Thai Green Fish Curry was awesome! And then teamed up with this bottle of Isabel 2017 Pinot Gris from Marlborough, NZ ?? It’s going to be one of my stand out wine & food matches of the year, I’m sure. This bottle is part of the Dan Murphy’s ‘Seafood and White Wine Pairings for Easter’ promo. At $29 it’s a cracker of a PG – I know there’s a number of Pinot Gris haters out there, but seriously, NZ producing some quality tipples. It’s a light lemon colour in the glass with a slight peachiness to it. The nose is fruity and floral with fresh apple and quince dominating. In the mouth it’s full of juicy pear, slices of nectarine and a hint of honey and grapefruit acidity. Perfect match to the zing of a Thai Green Fish Curry ? All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #sample #tcweekdaywine #tctastingnotes

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Chilean Chardonnay & Salmon

McLaren Vale Chardonnay & Tuna Nicoise Salad

French Chardonnay & Creamy Seafood Pasta

For anyone who was wondering, yes the @gourmettraveller’s ‘Prawn, lemon cream and prosciutto tagliatelle’ was delish! It’s super easy to make and it goes down an absolute treat with a glass of Chardy! I made this recipe as part of the Dan Murphy’s Delicious Seafood and White Wine Pairings for Easter – and I’ll definitely be having this combo again. The Chardy is from the Burgundy region in France and retails for $20. It’s a warm golden sunrise colour in the glass with a lovely creamy nose full of hints of nuts, butter and peach. In the mouth it’s fresh and fruity and made me think of mango yoghurt with a few slices of fresh pear in there and some refreshing citrus. Fab match to the creamy seafood pasta ? All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine

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Riesling & Vietnamese Prawn & Rice Noodle Salad

Eden Valley Chardonnay & Fish’n’Chips

And the 6th white wine and seafood pairing for Easter is Cat Amongst the Pigeons Eden Valley Chardonnay & fish’n’chips. It was meant to be matched with a crab and prawn ravioli in a seafood bisque sauce but alas I’ve had one of those days where I struggled to find time to breathe let only create a masterpiece in the kitchen. Next time as that does sound delightful! This light and crisp Chardy is $20 a bottle and it’s a pale crystal clear yellow on the eye. The nose has hints of minerality, apples, lemon and florals. In the mouth it’s crisp and clean which matched with the fish’n’chips well to cut through the grease. A satisfying meal after a busy day! All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine

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So there you have it, 6 wine suggestions to match with seafood dishes. Obviously this is on a smidgen of the ideas out there. So therefore, let us know by commenting below what your absolute favourite wine and seafood pairing is…

Grab a glass of wine and let me know what you think...

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