Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These – WINE FOLLY –

When thinking sushi, the first thought is usually sake (saa-kaay), and rightfully so. Colloquially known as Japanese rice wine, sake is actually closer to beer than wine. But, that’s another story.

Albariño is one of the most distinctive white wine grapes in Spain. Its heartlands are in Galacia, in Spain’s rain- sodden north-west, and in Portugal`s Vinho Verde region, where it is known as Alvarinho and Cainho Branco. In the past, it was commonly mixed with other local grapes such as Loureiro, Godello, Caiño, Arinto or Treixadura to produce blended wines, but since the mid 1980s the grape’s full potential has been realised and appreciated for single varietal bottlings. It’s loved for its rich stone fruit flavors, a hint of salinity, and zippy acidity.

Unfortunately, we don’t have it in stock.

Grüner Veltliner

Try it with a Dragon Roll (Cucumber and Avocado)

New Zealand Pinot Noir

Try it with the North-American Inspired Philadelphia Roll

Fino or Manzanilla Sherry

Try it with Uni (Sea Urchin)

This entire article would be amiss without a mention of Sherry. Fino or Manzanilla (man-tha-nee-aa) styles, with their light body and briny salinity, are a match made in heaven for seafood choices with a more intense flavor. Uni, or sea urchin, is essentially the foie gras of the ocean: smooth, mildly nutty, and briny without being overtly fishy. The salinity factor is the key here.

Unfortunately, we don’t have it in stock.

German Riesling

Try it with a Spicy Tuna Roll

Gewurztraminer

Try it with an Unagi Roll

Chablis, Gavi, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

Try this with traditional sashimi