The Grapevine

Weekend Food & Wine Pairing – Tuna and Red Wines

March 1st, 2013

Forget what the wine police may tell you. Fish and red wine can work wonderfully together. Here’s an perfect example.

[level-members]First, the recipe: from the Food network site, we’ve found this tuna with a red wine sauce that we can confirm is as wonderful as the reviewers say. Our only adjustment would be to change “1 cup red wine” to “1 cup dry red wine.”

As for pairings, there are a huge number of options. If big California-style Cabs are your thing, they’ll work well, as would many big Italian reds. My first choice though, as it so frequently is, would be a Cabernet Franc-based wine from the Loire.

So, what do you have in the shop that fits the bill? Offer up this week’s recipe now and even into the spring. This can be a really fantastic meal for those not-quite-spring evenings. [/level-members]