Magazine article Sunset

Great Sushi Matches

Magazine article Sunset

Great Sushi Matches

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Pairing with sushi can be tricky- wasabi and ginger?- but fragrant whites are the secret

Spicy tuna roll

the wine Very barely off-dry Riesling

PAIRING hint You need a bigbodied white for the meaty fish. Riesling is mouth filling, with sweet stone fruit to stand up to the spice and a mineral edge that loves the brininess of nori.

our pick Dashe 2009 McFadden Farm Dry Riesling (Potter Volley; $2oJ. Bright stone fruit, pink grapefruit, and guava wrapped in jasmine.

Shrimp nigiri

the wine Pinot Gris

pairing hint Apple and aromatic stone fruit in the wine are perfect links to sweet shrimp, with a hit of citrus serving as a spritz of lemon.

our pick Morgan Vineyard Pinot Gris (Santa Lucia Highlands; Í17J, Layers of citrus, Asian pear, tart apple, and crisp white peach.

Salmon roll

the wine Dry rosé

pairing hint Pink on pink - too fun to resist. But even if the colors didn't match, the salmon makes the tart cherry and citrus in the wine pop and its mineraltyturn to sweet brininess. …

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