Smack Talk Seafood

A head-to-head on summer seafood


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Smack Talk Seafood Here we are in our next installment of Smack Talk, where Greg and I go head-to-head in offering up our favorite pairings for a host of delectable eats. We kicked the summer off with Smack Talk BBQ; I thought we’d go a bit lighter with our next lineup, shining some light on the season’s generous, fresh bounty from the sea.

At first glance, one might assume a "crisp" white for the following dishes – and surely, they serve most seafood extremely well – but we’re here to introduce a slightly wider spectrum for you to consider. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite pairings below!

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  • Snooth User: ps
    70694 356

    Both the fish head curry and Torrontes would be so aromatic that I wonder if they would clash with each other or neutralize each other so you wouldn't get the full essence of either one. Wouldn't a simpler wine be better?

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:14 PM

  • Snooth User: Capn Jax
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    Mussels are a year-round favorite of mine. Sometimes I'll go for a beer (classic), but the Gruner's a great choice. I'm tempted to make the Tagliatelle this weekend!

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:21 PM

  • Snooth User: SnoothImporter
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    The shrimp looks SO GOOD! I would never have thought to drink a bubbly with this, but it sounds like a good idea. Plus, the rose would be great in this heat wave.

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM

  • Snooth User: joebernardinoATyahoo
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    Love the Gruner

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:05 PM

  • Snooth User: it2daddy
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    love the other suggestions, but fish head curry!?! I don't need a wine pairing for this dish, i need a shot - make that several shots! No fish heads on this table.

    Jul 13, 2011 at 9:47 PM

  • The Fish Curries of Malaysia go well with slightly off dry wines, like the copies of alsace wines now made expertly in new Zealand, or grapey alsace wines themselves. Gewurztraminer especially. The Torrontes should work for the same reason, its a bit like an alsace wine. There shouldnt be a clash because the grapier elements soften the heat spice.

    Lobster pairs well with Chardonnnay that has some oak.

    One wine that goes well with fish is cold sake !
    Another - ice cold fino sherry or manzanilla - is great with fresh shrimps

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:24 AM

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