Everyone loves lobster, or at least it seems like everyone loves it. While lobster’s best companions might be butter and lemon, white wine is a close third. Regardless of the way your lobster was prepared, you’d be hard-pressed to find a wine that doesn’t pair with it. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites…
Pinot Grigio is citrusy and perfect for summertime. It really prepares the palette for lemon lobster and adds a beautiful burst of citrus.
This wine has some intense aromatics, and pairs well with ginger. You can pair it with broiled lobster, and spicy lobster dishes too.
If you aren’t opposed to spending a bit of extra money for a special event, you could opt for some vintage champagne or good non-vintage. This option pairs especially well with lobster and chips.
We saved the best recommendation for last because when it comes to wine and lobster, Chardonnay is the clear champion. The citrus notes present in Chardonnay compliment lobster in several ways, and since Chardonnay goes through a fermentation process and spends time in oak barrels, it’s also quite buttery. This buttery component contributes to another reason why Chardonnay pairs so well with lobster, especially when the recipe calls for a lot of butter or a cream-based sauce.
The next time you feel like exploring your wine options with your lobster dish, try out some of these suggestions! Who knows, you might find a new wine pairing you haven’t encountered before! If you’re in the mood for lobster, come dine with us at Assaggio!