Is it a Faux Pas to Drink Cabernet in the Summer?

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Bottle of Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


For a while, now, it’s been considered a faux pas to serve a heavy wine such as a rich Cabernet Sauvignon in the hottest months of the year. After all when it’s hot and humid outside do you really want to add more warmth and richness to your body? Thus, July brides are advised against serving heavy reds at their celebrations, and instead are often advised of serving the lighter Merlot wines, Rose wines, and chilled whites.


What happens, though, when you want to enjoy a succulent porterhouse steak during the summer months? The lighter wines just won’t stand up to the heft of the meal.


Over at Snooth, several suggestions were made as to great Cabs you might want to try during the summer (Cabernet Even in July!). I also thought that the Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon was an excellent summer choice.


What do you pair with heftier meals during the summer? While I enjoy salads, fish, chicken, and lighter fare during summer months, it’s also nice to have a steak and potatoes dish or a rich pasta dish on some of those nights when lettuce and tomatoes just don’t do the trick.



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