Wine and Lobster Roll

Wine and Lobster Roll

When enjoying a good lobster roll meal, of course it is important to have a good lobster roll, but the side dish as well as what to drink is just as important. Let’s start with what are some of the best wines that we can pair with a good lobster roll meal and why.


As with anything in life, moderation is key and this includes combining foods and wines.  A food dish can complement the sweetness of a wine, or the food dish can contrast against the flavors of the wine.  The same goes for wine as even a dim tasting wine can overpower a rich food dish if not chosen correctly.

Red or White

When choosing a wine it is best to follow these guidelines as to choose the best wine for the dish, or vice versa. Red wine has tannins while there is almost no tannin in white wine. Tannic (mainly red) are not suitable for delicate and/or salty dishes as they will kill the subtle flavor of food. Lobster is undoubtedly considered a delicate and flavorful dish, ergo choosing a red wine with lobster is not considered a good mix. Lobster needs a white wine to go with it, but not your typical dry white wine that one is used to drinking with say a food dish such as fish. Since lobster is a delicacy, one should also choose a white wine that has a big aroma, but favors a delicate and subtle flavor as well. Sweet white wine is a good recommendation for Lobster but it shouldn’t be too sweet or too fat.



Categories: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Moscato

My personal favorite is a bubbling Moscato (pictured above).

The following recommendations are from fellow wine and lobster enthusiasts:

Alsace’s Riesling

Antinori 2008 Orvieto Classico Campogrande.

Bordeaux’ Graves

Burgundy’s Chablis, Pouilly Fuissé and Meursault

Château des Matards 2004, Premières-côtes-de-blaye
Concannon 2008 Chardonnay.

Deidesheimer Leinhöhle riesling kabinett Rheinpfalz 2002

Domaine de la Chauviniere 2008 Muscadet Sevre et Maine.
Geyser Peak 2008 Sauvignon Blanc.
Pouilly-fumé 2004, Pascal Jolivet

Rhone’s Hermitage

Santa Julia 2009 Torrontes.


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One response to “Wine and Lobster Roll”

  1. Steve Jung says :

    I think probably Muscadet from Loire Valley will also be an option.

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