Cabernet State of Mind

5 Delicious recipes and pairing beyond red meat


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Let’s start with one of the harder pairings, at least if one were to believe in the sacred tenets of the past. We’re not supposed to serve red wine with fish, unless perhaps in ancient Burgundy. That is fine, and still a sound rule for the most part. But what happens when you just want to have fish with your Cabernet? Is it even possible?

Of course it is, and there is no reason you couldn’t enjoy your Cabernet with any fish, other than the wine police telling you so.  Of course, that might make for some unorthodox pairings, but there are definitely some winning combinations out there waiting to be tried. Take for example a black pepper-crusted grilled tuna steak, or this wickedly delicious sounding baconized tuna! This would be a great partner for a bright, cool climate Cabernet of modest girth. Maybe something from Chile with some Carmenere and Merlot included. 



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  • Snooth User: Rob51
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    Where are the recipes for the food?

    Mar 01, 2013 at 5:40 PM

  • Snooth User: SaginawSue
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    @rob51 Click on the bold lettering that says Chicken recipe's in the first paragraph

    Mar 01, 2013 at 6:38 PM

  • Snooth User: Tiakittie
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    The only pairing I question is the Tuna...and ONLY because some red wine and fish combos can make the fish taste metallic - something about the omega acids interacting with the tannins in the wine. A relatively tannic wine such as Cabernet COULD make your fish taste like aluminum or mercury! I've never tried grilled Tuna with Cab, but I can tell you from experience - Pacific Salmon and Cab=BAD!!!! Beyond that, knock yourselves out - food and wine pairing is about taste, not propriety and tradition!

    Mar 02, 2013 at 10:48 AM

  • I don't know where 2 start about a wine that I had a month or so. Aquinas CAB SAU 07 I think, I like red the most does't matter from were,try 2 stay in the U.S.A.But tried others.I don't how U can taste certain flavors or smell's,but this Aquinas had a taste &smell that I could not forget.By the time I finished the bottle the next day I was HOOKED.I asked were I buy most of my wife's & my wine at AKA FRISCO'S in Frederick,MD.Great place 2 eat also,if I could buy a case or the vineyard,HA HA HA. Placed calls 2 many places,haven't had any luck. ALL GONE!!

    May 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM

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