Most wine aficionados agree that champagne goes perfectly with lobster and in previous posts I have provided basic serving suggestions. Now I am delighted to be able to share some expert advice on lobster and champagne pairings from my friend, Tara O’Leary. Tara works as a champagne specialist for Moët Hennessy and is an all around wine enthusiast and expert (see her full bio below). I provided Tara with details of five of my favorite lobster recipes and she was kind enough to offer recommendations on champagnes which would complement each of these lobster dishes
LobsterNewburg with Grand Vintage 2006 by Moët and Chandon
A creamy sauce needs a champagne with some age, but that is also fresh enough to refresh the palate with each sip. The Grand Vintage 2006 by Moët & Chandon is the perfect pairing due to the complexity and depth of flavor from seven years of ageing in the cellars, combined with bright fruitiness that is the hallmark of the Moët style.
Julia Child’s Lobster Bisque with Veuve Clicquot 2004
Basic Steamed/Boiled Lobster with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV
Lobster Fettuccine Alfredo with Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV
LobsterRoll with Dom Perignon 2004
Tara Devon O’Leary is author of the Every Wine Tells a Story book series and the popular blog WinePassionista.com. She holds a Diploma certification from the world renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has served as judge at major annual international wine competitions and also currently works as a champagne Specialist at Moët Hennessy.