What wine or beer with fish chowder?

Can't find any rec for a whitefish chowder with cream or milk base, potatoes, other veg. What wine(s) do you favor? Or other drink(s)? For dinner this weekend. All ideas welcome.

  • Posted by: Nancy
  • May 14, 2021


Stephanie G. May 14, 2021
Maybe Chablis? or Sancerre?
Nancy May 14, 2021
Two more good ideas (I don't serve much white wine, so they weren't top of mind).
Nancy May 14, 2021
Thank you both, HalfPint and Miss_Karen for these drinks rec...yes, something to cut against or balance the cream/butter taste.
Nancy May 20, 2021
Update. I found a good crisp chardonnay (Lola from Pelee Island, though in Canada it's about the same latitude and weather as northern California). Lovely with the chowder and later some cheese sandwiches.
Miss_Karen May 14, 2021
I would do an unoaked chardonnay such as Mer Soleil or a Pino Grigio like Echo Domani. The reason being that you do not want the 'buttery' taste of a regular chardonnay. You want something
to sort of cut the butter/cream aspect. (Hint of a citrus finish.) If you opt for beer, I would suggest a Pale Ale such as Rolling Rock or Bass. But, Coors will work too.
HalfPint May 14, 2021
Food & Wine recommends a light, less oaky Chardonnay for chowders.
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