A crawfish boil is an excellent way to celebrate summer. If you’ve never hosted one, David from Spiced has a great recipe for a Cajun Crawfish Boil. Obviously, live crawfish are best, but they can be tricky to find in some parts of the country. If you can’t get your hands on some live ones, whole frozen crawfish will do. David gives instructions on using either fresh or frozen. Not sure how to eat crawfish? Check out these instructions on how to eat boiled crawfish. Enjoy your crawfish boil with one of these wines.
Cajun Crawfish Boil Wine Pairing
A crawfish boil is nearly synonymous with large summer party filled with lots of friends and loads of crawfish. Therefore, we want to keep things simple, fun, and refreshing with the wine choices. These are some of our favorites.
Albariño: Burgans Albariño ~ $13
Albariños have fresh aromatics that are a great match with the dish, and this wine is no exception. Fresh and crisp with aromas of green apple, peach, apricot, and tropical fruit, this wine is crisp and refreshing on the palate with a zesty minerality and crisp finish. There’s the slightest hint of sweetness making it great for that Andouille sausage in the mix.
Albariño: Martin Codax Albariño ~ $13
Crisp, peachy, and citrusy with a lush and fruity palate, this wine is medium-bodied with some additional pineapple and passion fruit flavors and bright acidity, making it balance quite well with the variety of citrus and spicy flavors from the meal.
Albariño: Jose Limeres Licia Albariño ~ $16
This zesty Albariño is filled with lots of peach, grapefruit, green apple, herb, pepper, and lemon aromas and flavors. It’s fairly full-bodied and filled with bright flavors that will pair excellently with the variety of flavors going on in the crawfish boil.
Riesling: Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling ~ $13
Riesling is great for a crawfish boil in several ways. This one has lovely aromatics of peach, mandarin orange, and apricot. You’ll find great acidity and just a touch of refreshing sweetness on the finish. One of the best values in domestic Riesling, this wine will provide a great refreshing balance to the spicy sausage with enough body to stand up to all of the flavors of the dish.
Riesling: Hermann J. Wiemer Semi-Dry Riesling ~ $19
This wine has a great balance of juicy peach and tangerine flavors, minerality, and fresh acidity. There’s just enough sweetness on this to stand up to the spicy sausage, and the fruitiness will definitely satisfy a crowd on a hot day at your crawfish boil.
Other Summer Recipe & Wine Pairings
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- Grilled Pork Chops and Wine Pairing
- Grilled Pork Tenderloin Wine Pairing
- Grilled Vegetable Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing and Wine Pairing
- Shrimp Ceviche Recipe and Wine Pairing
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