No oyster party is complete without some good wine to complement the briny deliciousness. Our wine merchant, Nicole, suggests pouring a glass of two of these to wash down your shellfish.
Bring on the Bubbles
Juvé y Camps Brut Cava Milesimé
It may not be the first to come to mind, but a quality Cava from Spain is a delectable partner for your chilled half shells as an alternative to Champagne — and it’s easier on your wallet, too.
Pop a Little Champagne!
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve (Half-bottle)
Some argue that the only way to eat oysters is when they’re accompanied by a glass of Champagne. If you agree, this half bottle from the historic house of Billecart is for you — and the lucky someone you choose to share it with.
The Most Classic of Them All
Domaine de la Pinardière Muscadet
Produced by vineyards at the far Western end of the Loire Valley in France, Muscadet wine has long been a traditional match for oysters. The region’s proximity to the Atlantic and general maritime influences produce wines with high acidity and a slightly salty tone — for oysters it’s akin to PB&J and can’t be beat for the price.
A Perfect Pair with Sancerre
La Foret des Dames Sancerre Reserve Vieilles Vignes
Sancerre is essentially the birthplace of Sauvignon Blanc and expresses the grape’s full aromatic and mouthwatering potential. The vines of Sancerre grow on the basin of what was once an ancient seabed rich in chalky limestone. For a springtime twist, try this Sancerre Rosé to add a little pink color between slurps.
Yes Way, Chardonnay!
Domaine de la Meuliere Chablis
Chardonnay from the French region of Chablis is like no other in the world. Steely and racy, Chablis is a sublime companion for many crustacean delicacies. This Chablis from Domaine de la Meuliere brings some savory and earthy notes that will dance beautifully with those straight-from-the-sea flavors.
Go Grüner or Go Home
Domane Wachau Grüner Veltliner Terrassen Federspiel
Hailing from Austria, Grüner Veltiner is a bit off the beaten path but certainly deserves a seat at the table for your oyster feast. Crisp, yet full-bodied and mouthwateringly delicious, this Grüner may surprise in just how well it stands up.