Best White Wine for Lobster
How do you choose the best white wine to accompany your lobster dinner? With help from the knowledgeable experts at Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits, of course!
Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits is the leading wholesaler and retailer of premium wines, beers and spirits in the Cayman Islands. We specialize in great wines and champagnes from all regions and all price points.
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What to Pair with Your Lobster?
In general, white wines are lower in tannins and also have a moderate crispness that is well suited for fresh lobster. White wines often also contain more citrus notes and less robust, darker stone fruits that can overpower lobster. To set you up for the best possible dining experience, the staff at Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits has made recommendations for a few of our favorites:
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white wine grape, one of the most widely planted, and beloved by people all over the world. Some of the best come from France and California, but there are also fine examples from Italy, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Chardonnay pairs very well with salmon and shellfish, particularly with lobster, fresh boiled crab or mild crab cakes, and scallops, as well as with white-fleshed fish, such as halibut, mahi-mahi and tilapia.
Try a bottle of the 2017 Indigo Eyes Chardonnay from California’s North Coast, which is a great accompaniment for lobster and other shellfish dishes.
Riesling is a highly aromatic and fruity grape variety. It is produced in both dry to sweet and light to full-bodied variations. Although historically associated with Germany, delicious Rieslings today also come from Alsace, France; Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys; and New York’s Finger Lakes region. Rieslings pair quite well with dishes like lobster, steamed mussels, and raw oysters, as well as with salmon, tuna, and a wide range of other fish.
We recommend the 2016 Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett from Mosel, Germany
Sauvignon Blanc is now successfully grown in wine regions all over the world, including California, Chile, South Africa, northern Italy and Australia, and has become the signature white wine of New Zealand, where it features intense green citrus and berry fruit flavors. Pair Sauvignon Blanc with delicate fish, such as filet of sole, tilapia, flounder or halibut, and shellfish, such as simple steamed clams.
Try a bottle of the award-winning Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s Marlborough region.
Champagne is the name given exclusively to sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France. With its food-friendly acidity, it can complement a baked or grilled lobster dish or one with a cream or butter-based sauce.
Try a bottle of Taittinger Brut Reserve. You can’t go wrong with this fresh and delicate Champagne. In “Casino Royale,” James Bond describes Taittinger as “probably the finest Champagne in the world.” It’s also Cayman’s favorite.
If you are looking for the best white wine to accompany your lobster but need help making the right selection, visit Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits where you’ll enjoy an unparalleled selection and exceptional customer service