It’s National Drink Wine Day, and that means red, white and rose are in the spotlight today! Holland America Line Wine Curator James Suckling gave us a few tips when selecting wines for a fish dish and a casual burger.
A classic combination with something like Dover sole in Rudi’s Sel de Mer would be a Chardonnay or Chablis, but James prefers red wines, specifically red wines that act like white wines. He recommends Pinot Noir, Syrah, or a light and clean Cabernet. Even a light Bordeaux that cleanses the palate and goes perfectly with the fish would be a fine paring.
When it comes to a Dive-In burger, James recommends a Malbec from Argentina to go with the meal. When sitting by the pool, the red fruits, softness and just a hint of freshness from the acidity are great for a warm afternoon.
James’ advice: don’t be afraid to break the rules when thinking about wine parings onboard.