What Sparkling Wine Goes With Fish Pie?

12th May 2022

Fish Pie and Sparkling Wine Pairing

The Fish Pie or Fisherman’s Pie is one of those warming English Dishes, when the Fish Pie was originally constructed, it utilised the fish scraps, ensuring they did not go to waste, they were then covered in a white sauce or cheddar cheese sauce and then oven-baked.

The Fish Pie doesn’t use any pastry, it uses mashed potato and you can add egg or herbs to the pie, but the original recipe used only the 2 ingredients.

The first recorded recipe for a Fish Pie was in John Murrell’s 1615 Cookbook ‘A New Booke of Cookerie’ it contained two recipes that utilised fish scraps, an Eel Pie and Crab Pie. The first modern-like Fish Pie recipe was in Jessup Whitehead’s 1889 Cookbook ‘The Steward’s Handbook and Guide to Party Catering’ which has a recipe to poach fish, drain it and then cover it with cream before cooking.

Jordan Wine Estate

The Story of this Austrian Winery, Jordan Wine Estate starts all the way back in 1858, when the knowledge of wine and winemaking descended generation after generation into the mind of Simone Hiller-Jordan who took over and has been running her modern family winery since 2010 with her husband Hannes.

The Grüner Veltliner Brut Reserve is recommended to pair with Seared Scallops & Green Asparagus, today we are trying it with a creamy Fish Pie.

Weingut Jordan – Grüner Veltliner Brut Reserve – Tasting Notes

Aroma 👃 “Green apple flesh, creamy green apple, garden herbs, minerals on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Smooth and a touch sweet with green apples, herbal notes with a very pleasing saline close.”

This Austrian Sparkling Wine Won a Gold Medal Winner in the Sea Breeze Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021


The Silveri Winery is located in Brda, a very popular wine region in Slovenia, they have been there since 1710, the story consists of two families, Gašparin and Vuga, their great-grandfather, Blaž Gašparin who managed the large family estate, he made sure to pass down all his knowledge of wine and winemaking to generation to generation, one man that served as a big inspiration to Silveri was Silverij Vuga who was involved in winemaking his whole life.

Silveri – Cuvée Vintage Collection 2017 – Tasting Notes

Aroma 👃 “Elegant yellow stone fruits, yellow floral and yellow icing sugar on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Sweet yellow citrus, wet stones, and splashes of yellow fruits on the palate.”

Silver Medal Winner in the Summer Days Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Fish Pie and Sparkling Wine Pairing

Fish Pie and Jordan Pairing Notes – “The Sparkling Wine brings with it refreshing bubbles and subtly enhances the Creamy and fish element from the Fish Pie, unfortunately, the Sparkling Wine doesn’t stay with you for that long.”

Fish Pie and Silveri Pairing Notes – “The Creamy smooth fish pie is met with a delicate yet prominent yellow stone fruit touch from the Silveri, it enhances the fish pie flavours, the Sparkling Wine flavours continue throughout while still receiving enhanced fish pie notes.”

Information Credit: Wikipedia

Image Credit: Fish

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.