If you’re anything like me, salmon is on your plate more often than any other variety of seafood. Whether it’s roasted, seared, or grilled, it makes for an easy and feel-good weeknight meal.
But what should you drink with it? The traditional rule of white wine with fish is probably what comes to mind, but salmon is meatier in flavor and texture than other fish like cod and tilapia, which makes it somewhat of an outlier.
With that in mind, I think your best bet with salmon is Pinot Noir—and here’s why.
WHITE WINE IS NOT THE BEST CHOICE FOR SALMON
The reason white wine is a classic pairing with seafood is that it’s generally lighter-bodied than red wine, so it doesn’t overpower the fish. Also, just like the common practice of squeezing lemon juice over your freshly cooked seafood, higher acidity in white wine tends to compliment it.