Sushi: Wine Pairings
Sushi is very difficult to pair with wines, because it is from the cuisine of a grain based culture, which typically pairs best with beers. However, wines can pair beautifully with sushi, if done correctly- so, we have paired sushi with some of our French wines, in order for you to get the most out of your meals.
History Of Sushi:
Sushi originated from South Asia, but more commonly, Japan in around the 8th Century, which was used to preserve the fish in fermented rice. 'Sushi' does not necessarily refer to the raw fish, but the vinegaring of the rice with various additions, linking back to its original purpose of preservation.
Sushi took off as a popular dish in the 1970s when Japanese businessmen set up sushi bars in America, the first outside of Japan being in Hollywood.
Sushi And Wine:
The best wine pairings for sushi are wines that are not too overpowering, but hold enough flavour to complement the fish. Pinot Blanc or Pouilly Fuissé are best recommended because they are crisp, dry, and palate-cleansing. Sparkling wine is also thought to pair beautifully with sushi because of its refreshing nature, which can also add some fizz to your meal.
Burgundy wine can prove a nice, elegant pairing with sushi, because of the personality and richness, without the overpowering ability. The high acidity and fruitiness help to balance the wine and sushi well, particularly with oily fish like salmon or tuna.
Wine Suggestions For You:
Our Best Sellers
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Horgelus Colombard-Sauvignon 2022
Tasting Notes This exquisite marriage of colombard and sauvignon reveals citrus, floral and exotic aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes. Wine Info Region Sud Ouest...
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Horgelus Sauvignon & Gros Manseng 2022
Tasting Notes The duo of Sauvignon and Gros-Manseng will seduce you with its intense notes of exotic and citrus fruits, with a streak of minerality and freshness. Wine Info Region Sud Ouest Appellation Côtes de Gascogne Style White Producer Domaine...
Cité de Carcassonne: Les Hauts de Lalande Red 2022
Tasting Notes A carefully blended mixture of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot, giving a beautiful, rich elegant and smooth wine with a lot of fruit. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation Cité de Carcassonne Style Red, Oaked Producer Domaine...
Pays d'Oc: Domaine Villepeyroux Forest Marselan 2018
Tasting Notes Its intense and deep purple robe presents a mix of powerful red and stewed fruit aromas. The concentrated and sophisticated lingering flavour is a great balance between acidity, intensity and tannin. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc...
Minervois: Domaine Pierre Cros Tradition Red 2020
Tasting Notes A most popular wine from the Minervois region of Languedoc. Good texture and balance with a spicy finish, with a complex nose of black fruits and many spices. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation Minervois Style Red Producer Domaine...
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Horgelus Rosé 2022
Tasting Notes Born from the marriage of Merlot, Tannat and Cabernet, this wine reveals an intense and complex bouquet composed of wild strawberries, citrus fruits and fresh blackcurrants. Wine Info Region Sud Ouest Appellation Côtes de Gascogne Style Rosé Producer...
Alpes de Haute Provence: Chateau de Rousset Les Bambines 2022
Tasting Notes Under a robe of lychee, this ripe rose releases elegantly intense notes of melon and cassis, before moving towards Muscat scents. Good density on the palate is set by a youthful vivacity and a pleasant fruitiness. Wine Info Region Provence Appellation...
Minervois: Domaine Sicard 6/4 Red 2021
Tasting Notes Majority of Grenache, a true 'raspberry' wine and taste on the palate. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation Minervois Style Red Producer Domaine Sicard Grapes 80% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre Pairing Beef Keeping Drink within 5 years of...