Ask A Sommelier: Is 'Red Wine with Meat, White with Fish' True?

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What's for dinner? Steak? So you'll be opening a bottle of red wine, right? Well...not necessarily. Grilling some fish tonight? Wait a second before you uncork that Sauvignon Blanc.

We asked 13 sommeliers about the old expression "red with meat and white with fish." Is it really a good rule? Are there notable exceptions? When would you drink white wine with meat, and when might red be best for fish? Check out the slideshow for their expert advice.

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