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Wine Pairings with Seafood

Wine Pairings with Seafood

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Fish Tacos at USS Nemo with a selection of saki in the background

USS Nemo Restaurant Fish Tacos and Saki

The best seafood in Naples, FL deserves the best wine. When you have lunch or dinner at USS Nemo, you can select from our extensive menu of fine wines to complete your meal. You can set aside the old assumptions that white wine is for fish and red wine is for meat. A fine red wine can pair perfectly with all kinds of fish dishes.

Which wine pairings with seafood do we recommend?

Let your choice of seafood determine your wine selection.

A light, flaky fish can go nicely with a rose or lighter red wine. Look for a dry and crisp wine or a lighter Pinot Noir. For example, consider a Pinot Noir 2011 from Davis Bynum, with “bright fruit aromas and flavors” and a “silky texture.” Light red wine or a rose from California, Spain, or France can go well with the following fish and shellfish choices.

  • Grouper, such as our mushroom encrusted grouper.
  • Sea Bass, such as our Sauteed Filet of Mediterranean Bass.
  • Salmon, tuna, or mahi-mahi in a delicate sauce, such as Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi-Mahi.
  • Shellfish, such as Seared U-8 Diver Scallops.

Light red wine can pair well with most types of fish if they’re in a light sauce. Meatier fish, such as salmon and tuna, are better off paired with deeper red wine. So are seafood dishes with accompaniments such as rice, pasta, or potatoes. The following red wines are just a few examples of the ideal mates that we serve to match the best seafood in Naples, FL.

  • Napa Cabernet-Sauvignon 2011, Duckhorn, with cassis and cinnamon notes.
  • Zinfandel 2009, Saldo by Orin Swift, with cocoa, dark cherry, and a deep red color.
  • Merlot 2011, Duckhorn Napa, with fruity flavors and a medium red color.

Do something good for your heart.

Seafood is already a great choice for heart health. It is the only natural food source that is rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, called DHA and EPA. These fats are polyunsaturated fats that can lower your triglyceride levels and blood pressure and prevent blood clots from forming. People who have two servings of fish each week are less likely to die from a heart attack.

Select red wine to make your seafood meal in Naples, FL even better for your heart. Red wine can increase your HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. Having one (for women) or two (for men) glasses of wine each day can reduce chronic inflammation and lower your risk for heart disease. The benefits of red wine may come from a heart-healthy component called resveratrol. Resveratrol is naturally found in grape skins, and red wine is a good source of resveratrol.

We suggest that you browse our wine menu to see which of our fine offerings suits your taste. Our attentive servers are always available to provide suggestions for wine pairings based on your personal preferences and your choice of entrees. You’ll be convinced that the right wine makes the best seafood in Naples FL taste even better.


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