Odd Pair: Long John Silver's Fried Fish Platter & Cava

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Some might say it's a travesty to drink wine with greasy take-out. I say it's genius. Especially when you pair your delightfully fatty and crunchy Long John Silver's fried fish pieces with a nice bottle of something cold and bubbly.

NV Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava ($10) has long been my go to choice when I want something cold, dry, and bubbly at a very inexpensive price. The Spanish brand is widely available, highly recommended by many wine enthusiasts, and surprisingly refreshing.

When I want to pretend I'm drinking something good, but my pocketbook is light, I turn to the Freixenet. Just like when I want to pretend I'm eating a real fish dinner, I turn to Long John Silver's. It's a perfect fit for a meal based in fantasy. Light white fish goes well with a soft white wine. Plus, you want a dry, non-oaky wine, with a high acidity level to help cut through all that grease, and Freixenet fits the bill perfectly.

I love that you can either choose to open the regular-size bottle, or, if you're by yourself, go with a mini bottle, which provides the perfect amount of beverage to finish your fast food, while still remaining standing. Pop a straw into your single serving for maximum lowbrow enjoyment.



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Winelush
Winelush

All fried foods go well with sparkling. Rule is if you can pick it up with your fingers, you can drink bubbles with it. :) Great article! Well done for taking people outside the box!

Onions
Onions

Gawd, how old are you? I haven't been able to digest LJS food in 20 years.

Craig
Craig

Is it really an odd pair when you can Google the wine name and search results come back with fried fish?

I suggest a good Vino Verde instead.

SirRon
SirRon

I say if not genius, then obvious to those of us on a "higher level." :)

Nice odd pair Geri.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

I will try this...gonna have to find a LJs close by. I haven't seen one in awhile.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

The whole idea of Odd Pair is pairing an unexpected, often down-market food with wine. I'd say this pairing succeeded! :)

SirRon
SirRon

People that order drive-thru food and eat it at home, but don't drink an adult beverage with it are stupid. FACT!

SirRon
SirRon

The post is good, but this series departed from actual "odd pairs" a long time ago. Fact.

I do still enjoy reading them on occasion. Fact. :)

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