Oak-loving Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of the reds, loved for its deep-colored, black currant-rich wines. Most famously, it’s the variety that powers Bordeaux’s legendary First Growths; however, you’ll also find plenty of (more affordable) world-class examples around the globe. Fun fact: In Italy, Cab is prized for the depth and complexity it adds to native varieties like Sangiovese.
At the actual Café Zoetrope, Corey’s tribute Cab may be served with spaghetti alla carbonara classico (made with guanciale, egg, ground black pepper and Pecorino Romano) or spaghetti and meatballs made with beef, pork and veal. At home, you could easily pair this versatile red with Italian-seasoned roast beef, lasagna or even a meat-lovers pizza.