Weekend Wine and Food Pairing – Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine and Shrimp & Grits

Spending last week in South Carolina really got me thinking about some wine and food pairings with low country cuisine.  I ate some amazing food, including my share of grits dishes.  One standout dish was shellfish and grits at Magnolia’s in Charleston.  It consisted of creamy, white grits, shrimp, scallops, and lobster topped with fried spinach and was delicious!

Shellfish & Grits from Magnolia's in Charleston, SC...the picture does not do it justice!
Shellfish & Grits from Magnolia’s in Charleston, SC…the picture does not do it justice!

When it comes to wine, there are a few good pairings with this style of shrimp and grits.  One wine I definitely recommend is a Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine.  The crisp acidity in the wine cuts the creaminess of the dish while the fresh flavors complement the seafood.  Try Les Clissages d’Or Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2009 ($13, 12% alcohol)…this is a pairing you don’t want to miss!

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