wine pairing for lobster

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    mans birthday soon...i need a wine that would be good with seafood...lobster being the main dish...i dont know squat about wine...i dont drink it...except for icewine..but that is way too sweet...for a main course....i do know that much...so what do you suggest? please bear in mind...i live in the country so it cant be that high toned...but i do have access to pretty good wine shops....thanks...
     
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    A Riesling
     
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    Ice wine would be a disaster.

    I'd go for a Chardonnay...Fess Parker, Cuvaison, or something else from California...french wine would be too heavy. Go to the wine shop and ask for a recommendation, they are usually good at steering you in the right direction.
     
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    In this economy ?

    Boones Farm or Thunderbird ........

    j/k i agree with Ravi on this one .......
     
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    a pouilly fuisse or a fume blanc go pretty well with the critters or you can always go wild and have champagne.
     
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    Wow, people eat lobster any other way than dipped in butter? Sacrilege!

    btw, Bones, Florida lobster is much better if you can get it.
     
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    o thanks shogun...steaming....thanks...with butter...i love butter
     
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    Wine/Food Pairing Chart: White Wines

    Sauvignon Blanc or Fume Blanc....you could probably get a good south african or austrailian or argentinian white if you went to you local wine shop....i would not spend the extra cash on a california white.....you may want to get two different wines to compare and see which one is better for you.....do not over chill them.....

    chardony can also work but may be a bit too dry and or buttery and or and oaky depending on which one you pick...

    assuming you are not doing it in a spanish red sauce style......in which case you could go with a spanish red.....
     
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    ooooo the Albariño would be great...he would be impressed with that one....

    i have the entire day planned for him....he will ski all day...have dinner...then a concert...willie nelson..and asleep at the wheel...i like texas swing..in reality this day of activity will kill us both
     

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