Wine is a satisfying drink that many enjoy at the classiest events such as weddings and corporate parties. However, it is also great to have at a Sunday lunch with friends over grilled steak. In fact, wine and steak are one the most perfect drink-food combinations you can find. Truly, wine is best for any event.
If you want to have a classy drink while casually enjoying with friends, then look at the following wines you should buy and the particular steak cuts they are perfect for.
When one thinks of pairing up wine with any sort of steak, the bottle that would come to mind is a Cabernet Sauvignon. This full-bodiedwine that boasts of robust fruity flavors will go well with the strong taste from all the add-ons to a grilled steak; the smoke, marinade, sauce, pepper, etc. The tannins found in the Cabernet Sauvignon will be complemented by the fat of the steak which will make the wine taste smoother and less bitter. It also makes the steak more flavorful.
For steaks with a good amount of fat, the California Zinfandel is a good choice to pair with. It is a wine with a grapey spice to it with a thick richness. The tannins and high acidity of it makes it ideal to be enjoyed with Rib Eye, T-Bone or Porterhouse steaks.
The wine is also great for marinating the tougher steak cuts such as the Tri-Tip or London Broil.
Although it is new to the game, this up and coming wine is considered by the Argentinians to be the ideal wine to pair with any steak. It’s so popular there, in fact, that it is the most consumed wine in the country.
This food-friendly drink is versatile and rich which makes a less traditional and cheaper version of the Cabarnet Sauvignon that you can rely on. When you choose this wine, look for the ones that come from either Argentina or Chile.
If you have a favor towards the European wines, but still love some good ol’ American steak, then the Bordeaux is for you. Being that is it a combination of Merlot, Cabernet, and other grape wines, it is no wonder that this complements beef really well.
Compared to California wines, this has more acid and tannins, which goes well with rich and buttery sauce of some steak dishes. Meanwhile, the savory flavors of the drink also go well with herb condiments.
Cheap Bordeaux wines are the ones from Haut-Médoc and Graves
California and Washington Cabernet Blends
The classic combo of Cabarnets from Napa Valley and grilled steak is something that will surely satisfying any wine and/or steak lover. If you choose to go for this option, then look for Cabernet blends such as Paso Robles and Walla Walla for the best taste.
Most of these wines will go with any steak cut and that’s what makes them enjoyable by all. Others will have particular cuts that they cater to the best, but those are just strong suggestions at most. So grab any of these wines and get to grilling. You’ll be in for a fun afternoon of class and laughs.
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