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Feb 12, 2011 02:49 PM

Pairing Please - Tuna

What wine would you pair with a black pepper crusted tuna steak with wasabi-ginger dipping sauce?

Thank you.

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  1. The wasabi kills off any red wine. My taste would go to riesling, and something with a noticeable off-dry quality to handle the wasabi. It doesn't have to be expensive (Dr.Loosen L for $10) or
    a QMP level wine from a good German producer. (I like Spatlese level but I don't know your budget.)

    Sake would be nice, a junmai or junmai ginjo. (In a week or so you may find fresh sake--nama--and that would work.)

    1. I'd suggest any fruity Chardonnay such as a Maconnais.

      1. First choice: junmai ginjo sake

        Second choice: Gruner Veltliner or Riesling.

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        1. re: zin1953

          What do I know? I like a pinot gris or sauvignon blanc.

          1. re: Johnny West

            I don't think Pinot Gris would be a bad choice. But I do think Riesling would be better.

        2. first choice: a dry Tokaji

          second choice: Gruner Veltliner

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          1. re: Longing for Italy

            Yes to a Gruner, but one with some fruit to balance the acid and minerality. I'm also of a polished chenin blanc, maybe an estate Vouvray or Anjou. Good acid/fruit.

          2. Thank you so much for the suggestions. I was originally thinking Gewurztraminer, but I hadn't thought of Gruner or Pinot Gris. I will try one of those. Sorry, but not so much a sake fan.