The classic pairings are obviously Muscadet, Chablis and Champagne. That is, until Eric Lee (pictured), chef de cuisine at Jax Denver, let me in on a little secret: oysters and vodka. ~ Rowan Jacobsen. Since Sherry is a fortified wine, it features a nuttiness not typically found in wines with lower percentages of alcohol, which works rather well with salty foods. These wines, while produced from Chardonnay, are more reflective of their soils–especially in the idione-y, crushed oyster shells aromas–than of the grape from which they’re produced. The wine should be served cool (45 to 50 degrees F), so please avoid chilling it for too long: The icy cold decreases our ability to taste the nuances and subtleties of these wines. The coastal Palomino! Personally I like to take a different approach, [like] Viognier from France—for example, Jaboulet’s “Incognito C.” The higher alcohol mitigates the salty brine of the oyster. Later this year we will be just outside Paris and I hope to experience some more interesting wine pairings with their oysters. Always looking to expand my Oyster Horizons. If I really want to capture the spirit, I will make a bloody Caesar. And, indeed, this wine proved my theory. I have been making the case for even longer that Muscadet, the white from … Sake? Both wines are made from Chardonnay grown in genuinely cool climates and mineral-rich soils, keeping the fruit juicy and tightly focused. Cocktail Sauce. Pacifico/Tecate and Hornitos Repesado have always lead to some good times when paired up with a big Pacificas or Nautilus Oysters in San Quintin. (Consensus: both.) How about cider and oysters? Valdespino Family Manzanilla Clos Roillette Gamay with Belons or any smoked/baked oyster Oysters were never really my thing. The mixologist specialize in absinthe cocktails .WOW ! ~ Rowan Jacobsen. The San Francisco Bay Area’s classic oyster is a Pacific variety known as the Hog Island Sweetwater, impeccably farmed on Tomales Bay.After harvest, the oysters are purified with UV-sterilized salt water in what Hog Island Oyster Co. calls the “oyster spa.”. ~ Northeaster, I have to say that when me and my wife went to Maison Premiere we not only were blown away by the oyster selection . restaurant in Montreal, Canada, the oyster bar carries at least fifteen different varieties at any given time. We have visited this topic often, as it is a very, very important one, at least in my world. ~ raykalendek, raykalendek, I really appreciate your comments on Chablis wine in US vs real Chablis…when we were in France several months ago and tasted the real thing it was a truly amazing discovery of how wrong the US version of this great wine was and why I never liked it. Coppertail Brewing (Tampa, FL) Captain Jack’s Stone Crab Stout with Cedar Island Selects, Many, many years ago, I “straightened out” a senior VP of the national organization my job was affiliated with after he showed up late to a meeting between us at a haunt of mine in the Old Port area of Portland, ME when I passed the time by eating a dozen or two oysters accompanied by shots of ice cold vodka…seemed like a good idea at the time! At the same time, the gueuze won't overpower the oyster or put it in the backseat. I believe much of the fun of finding new oysters is the subtleties of each and finding suitable drink companions for them. I don’t want to hog this spot, but this evening I asked our shucker at the local oyster bar if he gets asked this question very often and he replied that it is fairly common. I. To me, the perfect pairing is found in two wines: Crémant d’Vouvray and Fino Sherry. I love the flavor of oysters but will not eat them raw due to texture. I love sparkling Vouvray: It has a bright pop of fresh fruit on the palate that lends itself as a better flavor partner with saltiness and brininess. With a west coast oyster, I’d want more acid and fruit and merely hints of botrytis, so look for a young second wine from a good house like Climens, Suduiraut, Guiraud or Lafaurie-Peyraguey—it’s really a classic salty-sweet pairing. These raw oysters make a great appetizer, dipped into Tyler's cucumber mignonette sauce or cocktail sauce. 11. ~ skippe36. Picpoul Blanc from the Languedoc is beautiful. Oyster Week continues today with the drink side of things. Chris Coker, sommelier, Bourbon Steak at The Four Seasons Washington, D.C. 2. Monthly Ratings —Kevin McGuire, DipWSET, sommelier The Wine House, Fairfax, Va. 10. It gets overlooked by Americans, but the attributes that flor aging contribute really lift the fresh oceany quality of oysters—doubly so if you have Manzanilla on hand. Eric literally crafts the wine with Hog Island Sweetwaters in mind (and sometimes in hand), but it’s equally beautiful with other Pacifics and even Eastern oysters, thanks to all the edgy acidity and aromatics. Email: Copyright ©2021 Oysterater. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. ~ Rowan Jacobsen, I agree with your choice of beers in terms of style, and think beer is a great compliment to oysters. So far it seems quite promising! Many say it masks the flavor and, instead, recommend a … If you’re eating raw oysters, you want something that is very dry and has high acidity. During the 18th century, Americans put pairing booze and oysters on the map, from beer to absinthe in taverns from north to south. I’m not alone in this opinion; last year Eric Asimov named it Best California Rose in the New York Times. I may be biased, having a family from Spain and all, but when enjoying Fino and oysters while being as objective as possible, to me there’s hardly a better wine pairing to oysters. Plenty of oyster lovers claim … It is crisp, clean and isn’t harmed by a little horseradish and Tabasco. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is ideal, crisp and lively, just what you want with a “fatty” Hog Island oyster, or the more mild chenin blanc from Loire Valley with a Prince Edward Island oyster.” —John Foy, theWineOdyssey.com. Grand or Premier Cru Chablis are rather expensive, so for most they’re pairings for only the freshest, choicest oysters. My personal preference is to serve quality white wine a bit warmer, even. The bubbles play on the tongue and the acidity brightens the palate. Even though it’s the same grape variety, the slippery textured, fuller flavoured Pinot Gris does not enjoy the same oyster matching capabilities. Think shrimp cocktails are a little too old school? Shell game. by Ilene Polansky . My favorite way to dress raw oysters is with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Sparkling Wine and Champagne Bubbles and oysters go together like PB & J. All rights reserved. ~ Mattdinkel33, Specific Pairings: © 2021 Forbes Media LLC. What to Drink with Oysters . Drink Recipes. Raw oysters aren’t as straightforward. 5. This Romantic Collab From LoveShackFancy X BeachRiot Will Be The Diamond Of Your Workout, Bling Empire: The Best Dressed Hit New Show From Netflix, Wendy Williams On Her New Documentary: ‘I Can’t Believe I Survived.’. I have also had some delicious Blue Points and Phantom Creeks when matched up with a Hendrick gin and tonic. Fino Sherry Another coastal wine, Sherry is produced in and around Jerez de la Frontera in the Andalusia region of Spain. 9. —Emily Tolbert, wine director, Savoir and La Grande Rue, Houston. Caviar.The most sumptuous of pairings. —Gregory Mayer, Berns Steak House, Tampa, Fla. 8. Camino Roca Txakolina Finely chop a shallot and leave it to marinate in red wine vinegar. Bon appetit! So folks with liver damage (including alcohol abusers) should avoid raw oysters due to the risk of vibrio. Jeff Harding, beverage director, Waverly Inn, New York City. Toast a few slices of bread and spread them with a good quality unsalted butter. To me, the marriage of the like flavors between Fino and oysters is incendiary. Well, how about adding a twist by … —Rebecca Murphy, wine columnist, and founder of Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (predecessor to TEXSOM International Wine Awards). Plus, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society recently held a Scotch-and-oyster … There’s a sea-breeze salinity in a well-made brut zero. For this pairing, I personally don't want a Gueuze that's too acidic. | Privacy, Classic inside and out, amazing fresh seafood, rev…, I went on a Thursday night before a riverdogs game…, We always enjoy eating here. Whether you like big or small oysters is a personal thing, but the oyster should look full in the shell and not be too thin or taste too salty. 1. Style matters when pairing with oysters, so be sure to choose one of the lighter, drier options such as Fino, otherwise, your oysters will end up being overpowered. I like Methode Ancestral (but not all) or brut zero wines because they have no residual sugar. My thoughts on the subject are always evolving, but the general rules that always hold are, for beer, crisp crisp crisp (think pilsner) and not too hoppy. I recommend it to everyone ~ ChefEspo, I live in San Diego, so I grew up having oysters in Baja. I took an Alois Lageder, Vigneti delle Dolomite IGT, Shiava 2018 to a food and wine pairing event. The sweet delicate meat also contrasts nicely with the sourness of the beer making each item pop. Showing 1-18 of 360. All Oyster Recipes Ideas. Raw Oysters on the Half Shell. It’s on Bedford avenue in Brooklyn . Beer? And with an ABV of 3.7%, you can just keep quaffing. Drink Recipes See all Drink Recipes . Learn about oysters and coastal restoration. Ledaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Pour the gin and oyster liquor into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. There are hundreds of oyster varieties, each with distinctive characteristics. I was happy to partake if a dining companion ordered them (or if the bivalves were a happy hour special), but I never craved them. 12. Drink champagne or local bubbles with California’s Hog Island Sweetwaters. If you want bubbles with your oysters, a great match is a brut nature Pinot Noir from the Aube/Côte des Bar region of southern Champagne. 10+ opinions of the Best Drink with Oysters My thoughts on the subject are always evolving, but the general rules that always hold are, for beer, crisp crisp crisp (think pilsner) and not too hoppy. “Some are on the funkier, more salty side, while others are very subtle in flavor with a beautifully clean finish.”. It just feels light and fresh, an incredible quaffer. You may opt-out by. But remember, oysters can also pair with other drinks like gin gimlets, pilsners, scotch, or even absinthe! On a warm day by the beach eating gulf oysters, this is my preferred pairing. This balances the two flavors and makes the oyster taste meatier and the wine jump with flavors of ripe peach and white flowers. Slurping and sipping became all the rage in places like New York City, where oysters were plentiful and consumed by all socio-economic classes, from street carts to high-end men’s clubs. I particularly like Sancerres grown on a hard type of limestone called Caillottes [in Loire Valley] with oysters, as these have a linear quality to them that plays well with more delicate types of east coast oysters. Sauternes—this used to be a classic pairing in the late 18th century. Just from the number of oysters being served up tonight, it looks like oysters are getting even more popular with our Cornell students and their parents (many here for spring break). And a bad oyster will smell, well, bad. Other reporting appaers in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, Entrepreneur, Wine Enthusiast, and Saveur magazines, and some guidebooks. Eat and Drink Perfect Pairing: Oysters and Vodka By Daliah Singer • February 13, 2014. But as Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously said, “rules are meant to be broken.” So, if you’re feeling a bit of truancy with your oyster and wine pairings, check out what these pros drink with. 1. The bright acidity of fresh citrus pairs perfectly with the briny ocean salinity of raw oysters. A well-balanced, effervescing mineral water can be a simple but also sublime foil to oysters, taken only on their own. I just did a blind tasting of 25 single-malts and chose Highland Park (15) best in show. So simple and such a treat. 1 raw oyster, liquor reserved; 1 strip of lemon peel ; Preparation. 1. How to Stick to Healthy Eating Resolutions in 2021 Read If there’s a better wine to pair with great oysters, I’ve failed to discover it. You just don’t want any wine with a lot of oak, it gives the oyster a real vegetal quality.” 2. Several months ago, I was in Denver & got into a conversation with the Highland Park company rep. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, In This Recipe, Cauliflower Takes Its Rightly Place As A Main Course, Colorful Island Of Procida Wins Italy’s Culture Capital In 2022, Wolfsonian-FIU, Museum Of Graffiti, Prove Bigger Isn’t Better In Miami’s Dynamic Arts Scene, Ten Things That Will Never Get Old About French Bistros, Lake Cruising Goes Luxe: Bravada’s Inventive Invictus, Fan Of Bridgerton? Oysters are really one of nature’s most magical delicacies. What drink do you like best with oysters? It’s sort of like how a mignonette, made with a sweet vinegar, is great with oysters. The classic raw oyster pairings begin in France with fully dry nonvintage Blanc de blancs Champagnes, or recent-vintage Chablis. I like Greg’s Scotch choices. And by martini, I mean gin, up with a twist. The food to match was fried seafood, including white fish, oysters and clams—not quite the same as raw oysters. Sounds like I could drink with belder anytime. ~ gbabinecz, We are starting to play around with Barr Hill Gin (Caledonia Spirits) and oysters. Think, brunch. Join the discussion today. The acidity works so well with the texture and salinity and those quenchy citrus notes are a perfect frame to boot. I am a huge fan of dry Aussie Riesling with oysters! I have matured since then and have not gone back to that intoxicating combination. Something my dad told me, “Enjoy every oyster you ever eat…because that oyster…might just be your last.” ~ OysterMax, Okay, I have a new favorite: Hill Farmstead Works of Love, a hoppy blonde ale brewed with Earl Grey tea. When finished with a raw oyster on the shell, you can turn it over on the crushed ice to signify you’re done (and signal the server that you’re ready for more! I hold the Advanced Wine & Spirits Education Trust certification and anticipate receiving the Diploma in 2020. Some great whites I’ve paired with oysters would be Txakolina from the Basque region of Spain as well as various Muscadets. Now, my favorite wine store is selling me a number of true Chablis from France at reasonable prices to accompany my lovely oysters…it is a perfect wine for oysters. Northeast coastal oysters tend to have a longer shaped shell, are leaner in meatiness, yet still retain a moderately briny, salty, steely flavor, delicious for eating raw or with no more than a squeeze of lemon or splash of mignonette (a white wine vinegar/shallot dip). Muscadet could really go either way depending on region and wine maker, but i prefer the mellow, vanilla noted muscadets with my oysters. So, of course, restaurants with raw bars around the country are offering up National Oyster Day specials, with happy hours, shooters, and a variety of oysters from both coasts on offer. For that special occasion, our friends who call Cascadia home might try one of these wines, or another Chablis possibly recommended by their favorite wine merchant, paired with a dozen Olympia (affectionately referred to as Olys); or for easterners, with a plate of wonderful PEI oysters: Summerside are quite good. The tea is subtle enough that you wouldn’t guess it if you didn’t know. 13. The acidity of the gueuze will contrast nicely with the saltiness and light richness of raw oysters to really highlight the oyster's character. ~ Northeaster, Salty, citrus forward and drift-woody scotches, like Bunnahabhain, Highland Park, and Scapa are always my favorite, especially with European Flats and Olympias. Troit Toits Muscadet, Interesting Pairings At the Maestro S.V.P. The added zestiness of Sauvignon also helps with strong seasonings like shallot and red wine vinegar or Tabasco. 2. Imagine squeezing a spritz of lemon over your shellfish. For wine, right now I’m drinking Eric Sussman’s County Line Rose. I also like Hondarrabi Zuri Blanc from Txacholi (Spain’s Basque region)—again, explosive fresh fragrance, delicate, fun and frivolous. This is what they would drink round Bordeaux, also an oyster-producing area and it works elsewhere too, particularly when oysters are served, as they often are Down Under, with Asian flavours. Even in the warmth of the Languedoc this varietal retains acid, bright fruit and a rocky, stony quality—qualities [that] are awesome with oysters, especially east coast varieties. Who would have thought you could cook them up in 4 minutes in the air fryer? Mignonette sauce.With the famous mignonette sauce invented by the French. —Rashmi Primlani, theprimlanikitchen.com. Eric S. Crane, Empire Distributors Inc., Atlanta, 3. However, many oyster devotees advise against destroying the unique taste of oysters by refraining from drinking anything but water and that wine cannot stand up to their rich array of gustatory sensations. The brinier the oysters the better, but it works with [sweeter] west coast oysters as well if you use a younger, more vibrant Sauternes. To that end, many sommeliers turn to tried and true wines for pairing with all kinds of mollusks‚ and here, France rules: Muscadet from Loire Valley, Champagne and Chablis. 2. Again keep the wine young and unoaked. I think it would hold its own with briny oysters and fit well with creamy oysters. —Whit Meyers, wine director at Park House Dallas. He usually recommended a dry white wine or one of his milder dry draft beers. A great option is a glass or bottle of Crémant de Limoux; Crémant is a non-Champagne sparkling wine produced in the city of Limoux in Southwest France. That’s what you want your wine to do! As the name implies, juniper rules here, creating a pleasantly pungent combo with oysters. —Carrie Strong, wine director, Casa Lever, New York City. Hendricks is a great choice as the subtle cucumber notes complement the oysters well. Sherry is made from Palomino grapes that benefit from the large amount of sea breeze they’re hit with as they grow. Or even breakfast. A young Sauternes like Rieussec 2014 or 2013 carries notes of candied citrus, fresh melon and wild flowers. 6. The more confident among us can order a raw oyster kit from Locals Oyster Bar. —Jon-David Headrick, Jon-David Headrick Selections, Charlotte, N.C. 7. ), “Oysters, like wine, have a distinct set of flavors depending on where in the world they exist,” says sommelier Emily Tolbert, wine director at Savoir and La Grande Rue in Houston. As God intended…~ belder, We experiment with numerous dry whites but when I am at our local Cajun place with half price oysters at happy hour, I like a dry draft beer. A Gin martini or classic Gin & Tonic go down very nicely with a plate of delectable oysters. Being hungry, the miner asked on the the restaurant’s waiters to bring him a plate of California raw oysters with some ketchup, horseradish, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and a whiskey cocktail. (And to be fair, really any sparkling Chenin Blanc with oysters.) After drinking the whiskey, he put the oysters into the goblet, adding salt and pepper, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, and ketchup. Read page 3 of the What to drink while eating raw oysters discussion from the Chowhound General Discussion food community. (splash of clam juice added) ~ LtChief25, Hands down, my favorite oyster accompanying beverage is Prosecco! Enjoy them just as they are. I’ve also had some martinis made with oyster liquor instead of of olive brine that have turned out nicely. Earlier this year, a Texas woman died after eating raw oysters as well. They accentuate and pair well with the saltiness and brininess, and I like a light citrus squeeze. For West Coast Oysters I prefer a slight chilled Fino Ynocente sherry. Wine? A career journalist, I turned my attention (and tastebuds) to wine reporting in 2009 and have covered trends, products, regions and the business of wine ever since. For wine, I cannot think of a red that works all that well (maybe just my ignorance, of course), but for whites I really like a Picpoul from the Rhone Valley of France or a nice Austrian Gruner Veltliner. Having covered most European wine regions and a few in South America (20 countries and counting), I am always looking for a new wine-stained stamp in my passport. Sauternes with Kumamoto or Hama Hama west coast oysters, which are small and sweet with notes of melon and cucumber. ~ Northeaster, I agree Bloody Marys can be great, but I’ve decided that they really need to be paired with Olympias. Top notch oysters wit…, European Herpes Threatens America’s Oysters, A lil’ data art of North Puget Sound oysters. Join the discussion today. 3. Alcohol itself has no affect on Vibrio. Just play with how much salt and how much sweet are in each side of the pairing: They all work, but it’s lots of fun to experiment. Unsurprisingly, this lends the grapes a fair amount of minerality, which translates perfectly to foods that are briny or salty in any way, oysters being a prime example. Picpoul is very good with oysters. The bubbles provide textural contrast while the acidity helps cut through the creaminess. Quarterly Newsletter (Sample) If you want something harder with your oysters I would go with a martini. 4. 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