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Pickling Fish

what is the best wine for pickling fish?
Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

There are probably several wines that would be good for pickling although I have never tried to do this myself. I assume this might pertain to herring, for example, or a similar fish. I would think that any young, light, unoaked, very dry white wine that is not too costly would be possible: Muscadet, Petit Chablis, Moschofilero (Greece), Touraine Sauvignon Blanc (France). Have you considered pickling with lemon or lime juice as in some ceviche recipes?

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Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, China and the U.S. Roger is one of America's first Masters of Wine.

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