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.