Just last week the Wine Rack Site taught us the basics of a cornerstone of wine tasting….. the CabSav. Our discussion centred on what makes Cabernet Sauvignon a wine worthy of exploration and wine you should seek out.
This is a wine that starts good and ages to become great. Truly; it is a stand out Red wine a Class Act that, if you haven’t yet tasted it , you have probably been living under a rock somewhere.
The next question to ask is…. What food do I pair my beloved Cab Sav with?
Again, like any wine, it can be enjoyed on it’s own or with any food. Here at the Wine Rack Site, we want to help you maximize the flavour and the overall experience of any wine you taste. With that in mind, certain foods play nicely with certain wines. In the case of CabSav, red truly meets red. The Wine Rack Site always says though, that wine is a very personal experience. I you don’t like steak, then don’t eat it with any wine regardless of recommendations.
Most amateur wine lovers know and recognize that a red wine “generally” goes best with a red meat. Having said that, there are particular red meat dishes that really enhance the experience. They create an experience as opposed to just a meal. Important to remember with Cabernet Sauvignon is the need to allow the wine to breathe for at least a couple of minutes. Patience for the wine and preparation for the meal create a tango of deliciousness.
The Wine Rack Site’s Top 5 picks for delicious dishes to dance with when doing the Cab Sav tango are:
Cooked medium rare to medium well-done.
Many commentators claim that Australian beef is the bet beef in the world. Some of our CabSav’s are among the best of this red wine classic style.
. Pet them together and you can’t go wrong.
. This combination is always a winner.
Impress friends, family, colleagues and clients with the elegance of a roast duck meal.
Duck with orange is the best known classic but don’t forget overlook the crispness of the dry skin in Peking duck dishes.
Compliment either with a South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon to maintain the style.
Cabernet Sauvignon Loves lamb. The Wine Rack Site has a long running preference for lamb cutlets complimented with fresh spring vegetables.
Go easy on the dressing, add carrot, corn, onion and tomato. Pick a warm climate Australian CabSav with Eucalyptus backdrops to create an Australian classic.
This combination works well together and will create an opulent atmosphere at your next home gathering or party, one that wont be forgotten
Meat balls – play it simple with flavoured meatballs, pasta and an accompanying Cab Sav
Beef – any carnivore will love their roast beef and its flavour will only be heightened with this choice of wine
So there it is Wine Lovers, 5 simple but effective recipes for a great night out or a wonderful evening in. Remember, like any precious wine, storage is truly everything. Look after you wine and it will look after your taste buds….