Wine and Food Pairing – Sparkling Wine and Crab Cakes

I became enamored with a new crab cake recipe I stumbled across and just had the chance to make them.  They were absolutely delicious.  Fresh crab meat, lemongrass, cilantro, and an array of other beautiful ingredients won me over.  When enjoying crab cakes, I generally reach for a bottle of sparkling wine.  I find it really pairs well with the texture and taste of the crab cakes.

Crab cakes anyone?  Try Domaine Brazilier Methode Traditionelle Brut.
Crab cakes anyone? Try Domaine Brazilier
Traditionelle Brut.

Look for a wine that has plenty of acid and notes of citrus.  I paired Domaine Brazilier Methode Traditionelle Brut with the crab cakes.  This blend of 50% Chenin and 50% Pineau d’Aunis from Loire Valley is a nice match (if you are in the LA area, you can pick it up at Domaine LA for around $15).  You could also reach for a dry Riesling but I definitely prefer bubbles if the crab cakes are fried.

Hope you guys can enjoy this pairing soon as it is a great combination!

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  1. In most cases I’ve always gone for a dry riesling when pairing with crab cakes but you’re sparkling wine sounds like a perfect combination. Can’t wait to try it next time. Also, would you be willing to provide the recipe for the cakes?

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