How To Pair Wine With Oysters

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Wine and food pairings are a tricky proposition. While there are plenty of classic pairings, perhaps the most basic rule of pairing food and wine is to eat and drink what you like. If you are someone who loves Pinot Noir, and wants to pair it with oysters, we're not going to stop you. However, generally speaking, that's not the best idea. Here are a few basic guidelines to enhance your enjoyment of oysters by adding the perfect wine to mix.

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Peter Kenseth is the creator behind the wine blog, TruthInJuice.com, where he shares his "Myth-free Wine Education and Commentary." Peter started working at a wine shop part-time during college and eventually started teaching others about wine. Besides wine, Peters also enjoys skiing, baseball, most sports and outdoor activities, playing the guitar, live music, and cooking.

 
 
 

Try These Wines

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For "Sweet" East Coast Oysters

Champagne
Chablis
Chardonnay (Unoaked)
Muscadet
Grüner Veltliner

For West Coast Oysters With a Cucumber or Melon Finish

Sauvignon Blanc
Chenin Blanc
Txakoli

For Oysters With a Mineral Finish

Grüner Veltliner
Chablis
Muscadet
Champagne