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How To Pair Red and White Wine With Seafood

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

The only thing that makes a perfectly prepared seafood dish better is pairing it with a glass of wine (although an ocean view would be pretty nice, too). When it comes to fish and shellfish, you typically only hear about white wine pairings. While whites may be the classic go-to wines, they’re not your only option. Plenty of red wines go well with a variety of seafood dishes, too. Here, we’ll provide you with some quick tips on how to pair wine with seafood, as well as some great combinations you should try for your next ocean-inspired meal.

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What is an "Aromatic" White Wine?

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Chances are, if you're reading this article, you're already a big fan of wine. Maybe you love winding down by sipping a glass or two of a nice, aromatic white wine. ‌But wait a second...aromatic white? Doesn't all wine have an aroma? What's so special about this category of wine that they get to carry the label while others don't? ‌These are great questions, and the answers lie in the variety of grapes used for the wines. Aromatic wines are made from varieties that give off higher amounts of natural aromas; some of these scents might...

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Your Guide to Champagne 101

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When it comes to celebrating, nothing tops off the festivities quite like a glass of champagne. It’s the often preferred beverage to toast the New Year, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other significant life milestones. But, just what is it? We have your guide to champagne right here. All champagne can be called sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wines are champagne. To be called champagne, this bubbly beverage must come from the Champagne region of France...

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7 of the Most Underrated Wines in the World

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Despite being imbued with a wealth of knowledge about all things wine, even the most well-connected wine enthusiasts haven't tried all of the best wines on the market. The fact is, with so many wines from so many regions around the world, it can be easy for great wines to slip through the cracks — even those that come from well-known wine regions. This can be caused by a lack of exportation, a saturated market, or simply by changing tastes in the wine industry. For example, some of the best Californian wines may be essentially unknown in Europe due to their low export rate to the region.

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The Most Appetizing Wine Pairings with Chinese Food

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One of the most consistently popular varieties of food in the United States is Chinese. This should not be surprising when you take into consideration just how diverse the foods and flavors are within this type of cuisine. From the hints of vinegar present in the sweet and spicy General Tso's chicken, to the salty-sweet flavors of sesame chicken, there's something that works well for everyone...and something that works well with every wine, too.

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