The Perfect Pair: Rich & Creamy

Our series The Perfect Pair explores wine and beer pairings for seafood dishes of all kinds.

A great dish becomes even better when you have just the right pairing to make the flavors sing. Wulf’s has partnered with wine shops and breweries in the Boston area as pickup locations for our seafood. Here our partners give ideas and inspiration for what to drink with fish-focused meals.
Their recommendations for a rich, creamy scallop risotto would also be sublime with seafood chowder, lobster mac & cheese, or any seafood pasta with a cream sauce.  

 

MAYHEW WINE SHOP

Beck Pink Rosé or King’s Carey Semillon

Judith Beck’s Beck Pink from Austria has great minerality to complement the dish’s richness. Californian King’s Carey Semillon will give your risotto a nice added citrus zip.

 

BENT WATER BREWING COMPANY

Endless Rays White Ale or Sluice Juice New England IPA

Endless Rays White Ale cuts through a creamy sauce, complementing seafood with its lemony notes. Citrusy, mildly bitter notes in Sluice Juice enhance the food’s acidity and pair well with a buttery dish.

 

BEACON HILL WINE AND GOURMET

Alex Gambal Meursault or Luc Cholot Chardonnay

Meursault is the big boy of white Burgundy, rich enough to complement but not overpower. Luc Cholot Chardonnay makes for a pretty pairing, plus it’s a lot of wine for short money.

 

CASTLE ISLAND BREWING CO.

American Lager

Our American Lager is light enough to balance out the hearty risotto while contributing lovely maltiness to complement the toasted rice.

 

MAGNOLIA WINE COMPANY

Soave or Lugana

Whites from northern Italy (where risotto is also a regional specialty), like Soave and Lugana, with their soft, elegant flavors, would be perfect.

 

DISTRACTION BREWING CO.

Belgrade Tripel or RoslinPale

Belgrade Tripel‘s malty sweetness and spice will complement the natural sweetness of the shellfish. RoslinPale’s crisp, refreshing profile counterbalances the dish’s rich profile well.

 

Rich & Creamy is the final in a series of six pairing ideas.

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