CATCH OF THE DAY... Wine & Seafood
While seafood is a meal to be enjoyed all year around –Summer really is the perfect season to enjoy the bounty of the ocean, with the warmer evenings inviting us to spend more time dining outside.
Good-quality seafood, whether bought or caught, deserves a little effort where the matching of wines is concerned. As a general rule, the more delicately flavoured the fish dish is, the more subtle the wine should be.
But that’s about as far as the rules go. Have you always followed the old rule of thumb of drinking a bottle of bubbly with oysters, or a zesty Riesling with lobster? While those pairings can certainly be a match made in heaven, it really is too simplistic to say that only crisp, fresh young white wines work with seafood.