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What Wine Goes with Seafood? Top 5 Wines to Enhance Your Dishes!

We are in April already, and in the northern hemisphere, winter will end to make room for the spring equinox. We'll see the vegetation bloom with longer and sunnier days during this season. 

Spring is a season that invites us to get out of the house and enjoy nature's different scenarios, either inside or outside the city. It is also a season to enjoy seafood accompanied by a glass of delicious fresh wine.  If you’re wondering what wine goes with seafood, we have the best suggestions for you to try.

Discover What Wine Goes with Seafood

Pairing for Tuna 

Let's start our tour with tuna because it represents omega 3 in its purest state. How about some tuna tostadas contramar-style or tuna sashimi? For dishes like these, we suggest a French rosé wine L'Ostal Cazes, a blend of Grenache and Syrah. This option is a fresh and slightly fruity wine that will pair perfectly with the tuna.  

Pairing for Boquerones

Another option that we love for this season is the Boquerones in olive oil from Yurrita because its flavor is incredible. We serve it in a flat dish and add some chopped parsley with a slice of lemon. A Spanish white wine made of Verdejo grape called Cuarenta Vendimias would go great. This wine has notes of fennel and citrus that highlight the fish's flavor, but it also leaves us with the delicious taste of yellow apple and hints of almond and wood.

Pairing for Tacos Fish

How does taco fish Fridays at Café Juanita sound? We suggest a Mexican wine from Baja California called Collage, a Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay blend for this dish. Its fruity and lactic touch will bring out the crispness of the beer-braised capeado that envelops the fresh huauchinango. 

Pairing for Ceviche

What is the secret to a good ceviche like Grillo Marinero's? The freshness of the ingredients, lots of lime, vegetables, and the experience of the cooker. A ceviche with octopus, fish, shrimp, and scallops will go fantastic with a Mexican white wine from San Luis Potosi called Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc. The acidity of this wine will highlight the marine flavors of this dish. 

Pairing for Coconut Shrimp

We went to Barrio de Jalatlaco in downtown Oaxaca for a dinner option. At La Toscana, you'll find delicious Coconut Shrimp. This dish is paired with a light Mexican red wine, a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Syrah. We are talking about a wine from Baja California called Paula. What's unique about this wine is that it never overpowers the intensity of the shrimp and the sweetness of the coconut. 

A good wine can accompany many more seafood options. Now that you have an idea of what wine goes with seafood, our invitation is for you to get creative!

You can find all the bottles of wine we recommend by visiting our stores located in Huatulco and Oaxaca City or our online store. You can also visit our new Wine Bar un Chahue Corner, Huatulco.

In La Cava Chahué, we have the best option for your favorite seafood!


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