Love Sushi and Wine? Here's What to Do

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Love Sushi and Wine? Here's What to Do

Pairing wine with sushi can be challenging -- you've got raw fish, rice, salty, sweet and spicy stuff all at once. Here are a few types of sushi and wine pairings that taste like heaven. 

Crispy white wines work great with sushi. They aren't too strong, and the sushi will still retain its strong taste as your main dish. A Gruner Veltliner, a Pinot Grigio, a Muscadet, and other cool white wines will taste great with most sushis. You can also try oaked white wine. Alsatian white wines work well with sushi too. 

If you have a roll of sushi salmon, get a dry red rose wine. Other red fruity wines work well with other sushi rolls, depending on their fattiness. A dry Riesling and a Champagne will go great with most sushi. You can also try a richer wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon if you have tuna or another fatty fish. 

There are many other wines that work surprisingly well with sushi. Red Burgundy wines have a perfect acidity level for fatty and oily fish. The Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy can go well with white fish as well, as they are light and won't overpower their delicate flavors. 

Some people like sugary wines, which go well with the rice in the sushi. You can try a Sauvignon Blanc, which although is dry, does have a high level of sugar. Red sherry wines are also quite popular with sushi.

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