Red Rules

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Most people know to order white wine with fish. Give them a pleasant surprise by recommending both a red and white wine. The tannins in red wines react with the iodine in fish, creating a metallic taste, so for red, pick a wine low in tannins, like Beaujolais or Pinot Noir, suggests Carolyn Evans Hammond (, wine expert and author of Good, Better, Best Wines.