8 Wines Compatible with the New England Lobster

Did you know that the first lobster pound was established in Vinalhaven, Maine, in 1876? Still to this day, this has remained a top location for the best lobster. As September comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to end the month by honoring the New England Lobster. National Lobster Day was three days ago but it’s not too late to enjoy this great lobster with some wine.


Why are these lobsters the best in the world? According to Lobster Experts, cold-water lobsters have whiter meat, are firmer, and sweeter, which gives them that juicy smooth taste. So, in the spirit of celebrating wine and food, let’s look at how this succulent lobster can be enjoyed with refreshing wines.


I recommend using the article, “Pairing Lobster and Wine” by the Culinary Institute of America” as a guide to the exact lobster and wine pairing. Although Chardonnay is the top choice to pair with lobster, there are several other wines that will do the trick. As the article mentions, “it all depends”. It depends on how the lobster is cooked and what ingredients accompany it. Like with most foods, it’s exciting to discover the many lobster and wine pairings! Here’s a recommendation of specific wines based on the ones mentioned in the article.


California Chardonnay

Oaky & Bold- Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Chardonnay 2017

Earthy & Dry- Domaine de Chantemerle Chablis


Oregon Pinot Gris

Tree Fruity & Balanced- Domaine Pinot Gris 2018


Sancerre Blanc

Citrusy & Dry- Les Belles Vignes Sancerre Blanc 2019


Sauvignon Blanc

Tree Fruity & Balanced-Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Citrusy & Dry- Pouilly-Fumé Domaine des Fines Caillottes


French Chablis

Citrusy & Dry- William Fevre Chablis ‘Champs Royaux’ 2018


German Riesling

Tree Fruity & Balanced- Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese Feinherb 2007



Tree Fruity & Dry- Minuty Rosé et Or 2019


Chianti Classico

Oaky & Balanced- Tenuta Tignanello ‘Marchese Antinori’ Chianti Classico Riserva


I hope the next time you are craving lobster you follow this guide and experiment with different wines.

Stay safe and don’t forget to enjoy your favorite wines, Cheers!


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Author: Vinloq

Sources: The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, History, Vivino, LobsterAnywhere

Photo by David Todd McCarty on Unsplash
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