Crab and wine; the ultimate power couple! When it comes to pairing these two lovebirds, choose wisely. Whether you're diving into crab cakes or dipping juicy crab legs into melted butter, we have the perfect picks for your special occasion.
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1. Sparkling Wine with Crab Cakes
Sparkling wine goes with almost everything, but its crisp, citrus-y bubbles complement crab’s delicate flavors perfectly. Go for a "no frills" approach, with a hint of lemon.
Our Pick: Carboniste Sparkling Albarino $29
2. Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris with A Spicy Crab Dish
If you haven’t tried a Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc lately, Dungeness crab season is the optimal time to uncork a our favorites. Tropical fruit with steely minerality notes are perfection.
Our Pick: Lucy Pico Blanco $25
3. Dry Pinot Noir Rosé with Crab Salad
It's no secret that some of the best Rosés are made using Pinot Noir, and we find it is best to stick with dry to off-dry varieties when it comes to pairing with your crab.
Our Pick: McIntyre Rosé of Pinot Noir $17
4. Chardonnay with your Crab Feed
We would be remiss if we didn't mention the most classic pairing of the bunch. Chardonnay can either compliment (think big and buttery) or contrast (think crisp, dry chablis).
Our Pick (big and buttery): "Sleepy Hollow Vineyard" Chardonnay $28
Our Pick (crisp and dry): Louis Michel Petit Chablis $27