White Wine with Fish? Not Necessarily!
Conventional wisdom holds that because most seafood is lighter in color than other meats it should be served with white wines, namely Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. While Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc offer sublime marriages with many seafoods, they need not to be the sole wine references for successful seafood pairings. Red wine can often be an ideal partner with fish.
David Rosengarten and Joshua Wesson, authors of Red Wine With Fish, a popular book on pairing wine and food, offer some simple guidelines for choosing a wine to serve with seafood: