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Wine Pairing: Grilled Swordfish Pairs with Rosé!

Grilled Swordfish and Rosé Wine Pairing

Looking for a wine and grilled swordfish pairing? Try Les Dauphines Rosé and Edible Rhody’s Grilled Swordfish recipe.

Les Dauphines Rosé is one of our favorites this summer!  It boasts a beautiful pink color and has elegant flavors of red fruits like ripe strawberries and raspberries with hints of honeysuckle and tangerine.

This rosé is perfect with the swordfish recipe because the flavors of the wine complement the flavors in this dish. Additionally, the wine has a bright acidity that rips right through the full-flavored Arrabbiata Sauce. Deliciously zippy!

These two together = Livin’.

Les Dauphins Rosé Wine - Pairing Ideas for Summer


Executive Chef Brian Ruffner, Trio, Narragansett

Nothing says summer like fresh swordfish with an array of warm vegetables and a drizzle of dressing. Let this fish dish transport you to the seaside, where the scent of garlicky Arrabbiata sauce will mingle with the salty sea air.


Arrabbiata sauce:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil½ medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 (14½ -ounce) can organic plum tomatoes
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 pounds fingerling potatoes, washed and halved
¼ pound (about 1 cup) haricots verts cut in 2-inch lengths
6 (8-ounce) swordfish steaks Extra-virgin olive oil
1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes
Microgreens for garnish (optional)

Heat oil in a saucepot over medium heat and sauté onion and garlic until softened. Season with salt and pepper. Add plum tomatoes and red pepper flakes. Cook until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Purée in a blender until desired texture is reached (smooth or chunky). Add more salt and pepper to taste, and add lemon juice. Keep warm.

Meanwhile, parboil potatoes in salted boiling water for 8 minutes. Parboil green beans for 3 minutes, drain and place in cold water bath to stop cooking. Set aside.

Preheat grill or prepare coals. Coat swordfish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. (Let sit at room temperature 15 minutes before grilling.) Place on hot grill and cook to medium-well, approximately 4 minutes per side. Set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a hot sauté pan and cook fingerling potatoes until golden. Add the haricots verts and heirloom cherry tomatoes and cook an additional 3 minutes.

To serve, spoon several tablespoons arrabbiata sauce onto each warm dinner plate, place swordfish steaks on top, place veggies on side and top steaks with garnish.

Visit EdibleRhody.com for more recipes.

Top 9 Rosé Wines of the Summer!


Summertime means one important thing at Bottles – it’s officially rosé season!

Rosés are perfection partnered with easy, warm-weather foods. Think BBQ or light salads with insanely fresh veggies.

Don’t confuse rosés with those sweet White Zins or Blush Wines. Rosés are actually made from red grapes.  They’re dry and not sweet. And, they have fantastic strawberry, raspberry, and cherry fruit flavors that come from the red grape skins.

For your go-to summer wine, you really can’t go wrong with peppy, lightly citrusy rosé. Everyone will obsess over them!

Here’s a honed down list of our favorite rosé wines of the season. For even more choices, swing by the store and we’ll help you find just the right one. Cheers, and happy rosé season from Bottles!


Bieler Pere et Fils (rhymes with Feeler)
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence
The staff’s favorite rosé this season!  Light and crisp, with delicious mouth-watering flavors of raspberries, watermelon, and fresh herbs. $11.99


Charles and Charles Rosé
A heavier style rosé made with mostly Syrah.  Big, bold, dark fruit flavors like Bing Cherries and ripe strawberries.  A great pick with messy BBQ ribs or chicken. $11.99


Les Dauphins Rosé
Côtes du Rhône, France
A stunning value for a classic and prestigious wine growing region.  Expect ripe summer fruit, backed up with rich, spicy, and peppery flavors that make it a perfect pairing with grilled hamburgers or lamb kabobs.  $11.99


A to Z Rosé
A lush and creamy rosé with loads of personality.  Aromas of hibiscus and honeycomb with bright and spicy fruit flavors, like citrus and strawberries that finishes crisp and clean. $14.99


Gobelsburger Rosé
Beautiful, light salmon pink color that must be seen in your glass to be really appreciated.  Made from Zweigelt, a grape native to Austria, this is a bone dry rosé with an incredible amount of acidity that begs to be paired with BBQ ribs.  Yes, ribs. $16.99


Commanderie de Peyrassol
Côtes de Provence
Classic and sophisticated rosé from the iconic Cotes de Provence region in Southeastern France.  This rosé has a pale rose color and has a lovely fruit blossom aroma, with flavors of wild strawberries and Herbs de Provence (thyme, sage, rosemary). $21.99


Orlana Rosé
The best rosé value of the Summer!  Light and breezy, this rosé has a very light fizz to it and is deliciously gulp-able.  Light in color, aroma and flavor, this wine demands to be alongside you at every casual gathering this summer. $8.99


Domaine Sourdais Rosé
Chinon, France
This rosé is as engaging as it is delicious.  Made from Cabernet Franc, this is a bit heavier than most, with flavors of bright red berries, ruby red grapefruit, and a delicious minerality. $17.99


Chateau Pradeaux Rosé
Bandol, France
Bandol (in the Southeast of France) may be the most serious region for rosé production in the world.  This exceptional wine is very complex, rich and full bodied – a special treat! $32.99