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Wine Pairing


Pairing Suggestions

Dry Riesling (Germany)
Pinot Gris (Alsace)
Gewürztraminer (Alsace)
Moscato Bianco (Italy)
Rosé (World)


Prosecco (Italy)
Champagne (France)
Cremant (France)
Cava (Spain)
Sekt (Germany)


Your sushi experience will expand if you combine it with aromatic bombs like the whites on our list.

Aromatic whites are the best match to sushi because they have high acidity and aromas that dance well with the umami and sweet twist of sushi.

Our best suggestion is a crisp and refreshing Riesling. It complements the delicacy of the fish, vegetables, rice and sauces.

If you like spicy sushi, go for an off-dry white wine: you need sugar to fight the spiciness and cool your palate.

Pink Rosé is a match by color: with or without bubbles, Rosé wines enhance seafood.

Sushi also loves serious bubbles, especially with higher sugar levels than a standard Brut.

Wine Pairing Fish

White wine with fish is a golden rule and a match "by color".

It's an easy pairing and most white wines are created with that in mind.

If the dish is simple, pick a light white wine such Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Bianco or Pinot Grigio to avoid imbalance and overwhelming the delicate fish.

If the dish is rich, pick a rich white wine such Chardonnay.

Red wines are more tricky because tannins can react with the iron in fish and cause a metallic, fishy taste.

Red wines can often overpower the taste of a delicate fish.

The solution is to pick a light one with low tannins.

Avoid: Oaky Tannic Reds.

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Food and Wine Pairing

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