Cabernet Series: Part 3
Ever wonder what all the fuss is about with food and wine pairing? File this under “First-World Concern”; nonetheless, food and wine really do bring out the best in one another. For example, Cabernet is a medium- to full-bodied red wine, so choose foods of similar weight. Fish and poultry aren’t your best choices for this wine, as it will overwhelm the flavors of the food. Also avoid spicy foods–the big tannins in this wine are a bad combination with very spicy dishes. Instead, choose savory foods and those with a higher fat content to stand up to this red wine.
- Appetizers: Gouda, parmesan, gorgonzola or blue cheese, grapes, peaches or other non-citrus fruit, nuts and smoked meats.
- Main dish: Steak, short ribs, roasts, lamb, game, cheeseburgers, pasta with tomato or vodka sauces.
- Dessert: Oatmeal cookies, chocolate cake, brownies, ice cream, mint desserts.