Perfect Pink Pairing

Summer is a great time for wine. There’s an abundance of fresh produce and seafood, and the long warm evenings lure people out onto their porches to grill, spend time with family, and enjoy a cold glass of...something. There are the classics — oysters & Muscadet, Sauvignon Blanc & ceviche, Champagne & french fries. But, this season, before you reach for your go-to combo we’d like to introduce you to a pairing that might just give them all a run for their money: Big Table Farms’ “Laughing Pig Rosé” and a buttery lobster roll from Harbor Market in Sag Harbor.

Made from Pinot Noir grapes, this wine hails from the Willamette Valley in Oregon where it is produced by husband and wife duo Brian Marcy & Clare Carver. Brian makes the wines and Clare designs the labels, which feature her artwork. Unfiltered and unfined, this rosé has the delicacy you might expect from a pinot, with wonderful bright fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Vibrant on the palate, notes of ripe strawberry, cranberry and white cherry recall the freshness of early summer berry picking.

While there are many places out east to grab a lobster roll, we suggest Harbor Market for this pairing — their no-mayo recipe is simple and insanely good. Just a pile of fresh lobster on a hot brioche bun with, of course, butter. Though totally dry, the fruit in the rosé will match the sweetness of the lobster and the acid zing will cut perfectly through the butter and brioche, leaving you refreshed and ready for another bite!

 

Nina Channing

Our associate editor at EAST, Nina has written this year about land preservation, Montauk ghost stories, and Trump helicopters. Born and raised in Bridgehampton, she graduated from Wesleyan University in 2016 and is now an MFA candidate at Stony Brook Southampton. When she’s not working, she can be found driving to the beach in her Volvo station wagon with her dog, Tucker, riding shotgun.