Fin fish can be characterized into several major groups by texture and flavor. As a general rule white wine pairs well with most fish, but certain white wines go better with certain types of fish.

1. Lean and Flaky Fish

Mild in flavor, white fish, thin filet
Sea Bass, Branzino, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Perch, Porgy, Sole, Fluke, Tilapia, Wild Striped Bass, Pollock, Haddock

Look for zesty and refreshing whites to balance with the delicate flavors of lighter fish.
Check out Grüner Veltliner, Italian Pinot Grigio, Vinho Verde, Muscadet, Albariño, Cava, French Sauvignon Blanc.

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Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2013

This 100% Pinot Grigio belongs to Castello Banfi estate-bottled single-varietals range. Thanks to the Montalcino microclimate our Tuscan Pinot Grigio adds to the typical aromas of this variety an unusual body, flavour and balance. more




Trivento Amado Sur Chardonnay 2014




2. Medium Textured Fish

Flaky, but firm and thick.
Trout, Artic char, Catfish, Red snappe
r, Grouper, Skate, Cod, Hake, Black fish, Haddock, redfish, Halibut, Sablefish, Monkfish, Chilean Seabass, Escobar

Look for medium bodied whites with high aromatics and rich full-bodied white aged in oak.
Check out Chardonnay, Californian Sauvignon Blanc, White Rioja, Semillion, Dry Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Pinot Gris

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Bennett Family Reserve Chardonnay 2013

The flavors are bright, varietally correct and enhanced with subtle oak that makes our Chardonnay rich and buttery. more




3. Meaty Fish

Firm and meaty with a steak-like texture
Bluefish, Salmon, Mackeral, Mahi Mahi, Shark, Swordfish, Tuna, Monkfish

Look for rich white wines with lots of flavor and even light reds and roses!
Check out oaked Chardonnay, Viognier, white Burgundy, dry Rose, Italian Chardonnay, white Cotes du Rhone, Soave, dry Riesling

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Hugel & Fils Riesling 2012

Totally dry with high natural acids. This famous grape celebrated in all the Rhine valley combines great elegance, finesse and minerality. Our most gastronomic wine for most fish and seafood dishes and many Alsace specialties. more




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