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Three Wines to Pair with Maryland Crab Cakes

maryland crab cakes

Traditionally, you pair a white wine with seafood, but with crab cakes you have options.

Figuring out the right wine to pair with your meal is sometimes a difficult task. The standard red meat red wine, seafood white wine doesn’t always hold up. What about salmon (red) or steak salad (white)? Then there’s the most important question any wine-loving Marylander absolutely needs the answer to: What wine should I pair with Maryland crab cakes? Thankfully the wonderful people at Basta Pasta have some suggestions to please all wine lovers.


The tropical-fruited style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs pair well thanks to the herbs used in Maryland crab cakes, according to Food and Wine magazine. Basta Pasta carries two great Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, the 3 Brooms available by the glass, and the Loop available by the bottle.

Champagne and Sparkling White

If you like your Maryland crab cake fried, you should pair it with a champagne or sparkling white. The effervescence (read: fizziness) of champagnes and white wines make them a homerun when paired with fried foods. If you’re going for champagne, Basta Pasta offers the Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label by the bottle. For a sparkling white, try the Piper sonoma Brut.


If champagne or any type of white wine just isn’t your thing, you’re in luck. Since Maryland crab cakes employe the use of some type of filler like breadcrumbs to hold the cakes together, due to the fact that crab meat doesn’t have any fat to hold it together like a burger does, a bigger red like the 99 Vines Shiraz would be great.   

Find Your Perfect Pairing at Basta Pasta

In 2004, Basta Pasta opened its doors to the public, and ever since has maintained the image and experience of casual Italian dining. In addition to fresh, delicious ingredients and recipes, the restaurant strives to uphold expert, attentive, and cordial service for its customers. Our Timonium location also features plenty of rooms for private parties and events. Enjoy a taste of Italy with hearty pasta dishes, endless salad and breadsticks, and fine wines right here in your hometown. For more information, click around our website.

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