Which Wine with Beef Dishes?
Good wine with beef dishes are a delight. Sadly, if you mismatch wine and
beef, they both suffer as a result. Normally we dont like hard and fast rules
about which wine to drink with which meals, but in the case of beef we can
make an exception.
Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz ae the three varieties that seem to work well
with beef dishes.
In particular, look out for the Serret Cabernet, 2002 or go for any Australian
Cabernet Sauvignon. If you can find a cabernet sauvignon merlot mix to go
with a big cooked-on-the-bone beef dish then you will probably be very happy
with the result.
At a barbecue you might want to try breaking the rules about which wine with
beef dishes and consider opting for a good old gutsy riocha which will add
to the party atmosphere and for some odd reason always makes beefburgers taste
Which wine with steak?
Our favourite wine to drink with steak is a well rounded claret. Nothing
too old because once a claret gets to 'smokey' it loses interest against the
meat flavours and becomes rather bland. A young claret with a t-bone steak
makes a great alternative to the traditional choice of beer.
In addition, if you find a Sangiovese for sale, I urge you to crack open
the bottle next time you are having a really nice grilled filet or sirloin
Of course we all think of beef as a strong robust dish and so strong wines
will not cause problems. However, it is good to remember that certain beef
dishes (carpaccio or steak tartare anyone?) have subtle flavours, and can
be easily overpowered. In these situations we usually opt for a lighter cabernet