Friday, January 16, 2009

Wine pairing for shrimp - fried shrimp, grilled shrimp

The Wine Spectator offers a guide to cooking and wine pairing with my favorite seafood - shrimp in their article 'All About Shrimp'!

My favorite way to eat shrimp is fried - which would call for a glass of sparkling wine to combat the oiliness of the cooking technique.

For other preparations of shrimp, the Wine Spectator recommends Riesling, Pinot Grigio and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc as possible wine matches.

Shrimp is a sweet tasting food, so following the rule that wine must taste sweeter than the food it is paired with will guide you to choosing an off dry Riesling or more full bodied, fruity Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc.

I choose grilled shrimp drizzled with melted butter with a glass of oaky, buttery big California Chardonnay.

My boyfriend Mike prefers sweeter wines, so shrimp and an off dry Riesling would be a great pairing for him to try.

Related articles:

Rose Wine and Shrimp Pairing

Shrimp Recipe Featuring a Stout Beer

Shrimp and Albarino food and wine pairing

Shrimp and Gewurztraminer wine and food pairing with recipe

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