Look for light, bright flavors
Avoid the sweet stuff. Tart and dry wines go best with the natural brine, and Blue Point beer is a personal favorite, as they also support oyster cultivation and make a damn fine Oyster Stout. Stouts generally pair well with oysters.
Help aquaculture & coastal restoration, preservation & protection with your drink choice
Finlandia vodka, for example, has spent a great deal of time, money, and energy supporting oyster restoration and habitat preservation. Oyster, an award winning Sauvignon Blanc (a great varietal for oysters) even donates money from every bottle they sell to oyster restoration projects.
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Kevin Joseph is a mermmelier, which is to oysters what a sommelier is to wine. He is the co-founder of New York Oyster Week, The OysterHood, Society Mermmelier, and Empire Oyster, as well as a wholesale oyster distributor. In the summer, he occasionally scuba dives for wild oysters in Long Island Sound -- a subject about which he made a film. See it at EmpireOyster.com.