If the Clams are steamed in white wine, use the same wine to drink.
When Clams are steamed, the flavor of the dish is about the Clams. If you get the wine pairing wrong, the delicate flavors will be be gone, or the wine will taste metallic.
We suggest a crisp white wine with a salty minerality.
The unoaked flinty mineral nature of Chablis is a perfect match.
Pinot Grigio (Italy) with a crisp lemon acitity (opposite to French Pinot Gris) also pairs well.
Muscadet (France) is an exceptional low cost alternative to Chablis.
Sancerre (France) is a special flinty and spicy type of Savignon Blanc.
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Food and wine pairing is highly dependent on both the taste components in the food and the taste components in the wine.
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