National Salmon Day

Surprisingly, salmon ranks as the second most favored seafood among Americans. This remarkable fish now boasts its very own yearly celebration. This holiday serves as a poignant reminder of the numerous health advantages of wild and packaged salmon. Experts recommend incorporating fatty fish like salmon into your diet twice a week, primarily for the omega-3 fatty acids they contain. With all this in mind, are you prepared to indulge in the delights of this pink-hued fish and satisfy your seafood cravings?

Full-bodied white wines, such as oak-aged Chardonnay,  Viognier, Marsanne, and White Rioja, make excellent companions for salmon, particularly when it's prepared as a rich, oily dish. Nevertheless, depending on the cooking method and sauce used, you can also explore the possibility of matching salmon with rosé or lighter-bodied red wines with low tannin levels.

Certain red wines can complement hearty, steak-like fish such as salmon. The key is to select a red wine with low tannin levels to prevent the pairing from taking on a metallic taste. Some examples of suitable options include the Valpolicella blend (primarily featuring the Corvina grape),  Gamay (known as Beaujolais in France), and Lambrusco (an effervescent red wine from Italy).