Your Go-To Guide on Pairing Seafood with Wine

Aug 15, 2020 | Dining|Seafood

Many seafood dishes beg for a glass of vino to elevate the flavors. While there’s really no right or wrong way to pair your food and wine, there are scientific elements that make certain pairings work better than others. If you’re on the search for a little guidance, we’re here to help. Believe it or not, it’s totally possible to strike the perfect balance of flavors during your summer meal. Take a look at your new go-to guide on how to expertly order your meal next time you visit Julington Creek Fish Camp.

Grilled Salmon with a Chilled Sauvignon Blanc

Grilled, seasoned salmon paired with horseradish hollandaise boasts vibrant flavors that beg for a perfectly paired drink. The ideal wine for Julington Creek’s grilled salmon is a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The crisp citrus notes of this specific wine play well with each unique layer of spice that covers the fish.

Bright, acidic flavors of Sauvignon Blanc perfectly complement the sweetness of salmon and spiciness of horseradish. While it’s tough for a dish this delicious to taste even better, a quality glass of Sauvignon Blanc will make your entree that much more enjoyable.

Crispy Calamari with a Buttery Chardonnay

Fried calamari is one of the most popular dishes around the country for a reason. From five star restaurants to waterfront seafood shacks, you simply can’t go wrong with a calamari starter. At Julington Creek, we pair ours with housemade spicy tomato sauce.

If you opt to start your meal with a glass of wine, our top recommendation is an unoaked Sonoma Chardonnay. The smooth and cool flavors of Chardonnay blend perfectly with Julington Creek Fish Camp’s hot and crispy calamari appetizer.

Oysters with Bubbly Prosecco

This match made in heaven isn’t our creation. In fact, oysters and sparkling wine is a classic tradition that dates back centuries. While our team is partial to a crisp Prosecco, you simply can’t go wrong with a nice Champagne or Brut. While most food and wine pairings are up to each individual, this is one pairing you want to get right. Why? Raw and broiled oysters have completely unique flavors that can easily clash with your beverage.

Instead of ordering a drink that competes with the mild flavor of oysters, sparkling wine adds a complimentary taste profile. The bubbles are a crisp and refreshing addition to the texture and flavor of an oyster. Most importantly, the acidity of sparkling wine brings out the delicate flavors of your oysters.

Sip Your Way through Summer at Julington Creek Fish Camp

Come try these pairings and more at Julington Creek Fish Camp this summer. Enjoy the waterfront views, fresh seafood and impressive wine list for lunch or dinner. Do you prefer takeout? Order some fresh food and a bottle of wine to go. We can’t wait to see you!