Written by April Reinhardt (last updated September 21, 2009)
No matter how we ended up with the red wine we know as Cabernet Sauvignon, most wine lovers and experts agree that it is an extremely bold wine, and one must choose carefully the food with which it is served. More delicate dishes tend to be overpowered by Cabernet Sauvignon, while it tends to work very well with dense dishes such as steak, spicy fowl and fish, and those dishes that employ heavy sauces and creams. Such dishes help to soften the heavy tannins in Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Here are some more facts to consider before serving a Cabernet Sauvignon at your next dinner party:
Cabernet Sauvignon wines are separated into three categories, and defined by their age and quality, as mature bodied, medium bodied, and full bodied. Here are some food suggestions to serve with each:
All Cabernet Sauvignons pair well with mushrooms, so be sure to include them in your appetizers, your main dishes, and even your soups and stews if you're planning to serve a Cabernet Sauvignon at your next dinner party.
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