Pairing Wine with Grilled Fish

Throw some fish on the grill and serve it with a few of these great, fish-friendly wines


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Grilled Halibut with Bread and Pancetta Skewers

This last dish is a bit of a cheat, with the lovely, flaky halibut being enhanced by the sweetly salty flavors of pancetta. I love the combination here and the pancetta opens doors to red wines that would otherwise be off limits with halibut. Truthfully, one’s options do remain limited. This would be a brilliant foil for a bold rosé.

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Two to try:

2000 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Rosado Gran Reserva

2011 Guado al Tasso Scalabrone Rosato Bolgheri Italy


Wines with Grilled Fish

Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Dashwood (2011)
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Tiefenbrunner Sauvignon Blanc Alto Adige Südtirol Kirchleiten (2010)
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Paul Jaboulet Aine Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc les Cedres (2010)
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D'Arenberg "Hermit Crab" Viognier-Marsanne Mclaren Vale South Australia (2009)
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Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay (2010)
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Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Morning Fog (2009)
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Edmunds St. John Syrah California (2008)
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Bethel Heights Pinot Noir (2009)
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R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosado (2000)
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Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Scalabrone Rosato (2011)
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  • Snooth User: zinfandel1
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    Wouldn't the Edmunds St. John Syrah (2008) be too tannic for the Salmon dish? By the way, this article comes at the right time for us since we do more fish at this time of the year.

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:21 AM

  • nice

    Aug 30, 2013 at 2:57 AM

  • Really good

    Aug 31, 2013 at 5:04 AM

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