Love ‘em or hate ‘em, oysters conjure up images of summer decadence. Smooth sailing with glistening plates of freshly shucked oysters-on-the-half-shell and crisp glasses of bubbling champagne. But which wines actually pair best?
A Quick Look at Pairing Wine with Oysters
- Raw Oysters pair best with Sparkling White Wines
- Cooked Oysters pair best with Crisp White Wines
- Smoked or Fried Oysters pair best with Heavier White Wines or Scotch
Humans have been eating oysters for thousands of years. (Though they do beg the question, “who was the first person brave enough to eat that?”) Australians found some discarded oyster shells that date back ten thousand years!