Steak and Wine Pairing

There is nothing more satisfying then taking a bite of a delicious and tender steak, unless you pair it off with a nice cup of wine. While you can drink anything while you savor every bite of your steak, you might want to try wine. Wine is the perfect drink to have with your steak, whether it’s filet mignon, T-bone steak, sirloin or other beef-type meat.

Knowing what type of wine goes well with steak is great when you are throwing a dinner party, are at a restaurant, want to impress your date or just want to enjoy steak alone at home. Whether you enjoy your steak as is, seasoned or with a cold beer, we can help you learn about steak and wine pairing. Next time you are enjoying your steak you’ll know which bottle of bite to open.

Syrah- If you love your ribeye steaks make sure to grab a glass of Syrah wine. This wine pairs well with the marbled steak.

Pinot Noir- If you are having filet mignon steak, pair it with a glass of pinot noir. Since filet mignon contains less fat, the mild yet dry red wine like Pinot Noir will help balance the flavor of the meat.

Cabernet- A young Cabernet wine goes well with fatty meats like T-bone steak or porterhouse steak. Malbec and Merlot wine are also great options that pair well with these cuts of meat. Cabernet Sauvignon is a great wine choice for sirloin steak as is Merlot and Zinfandel.

These are just some of the different wine you can pair with steak. Dry Riesling wine is another great and bold option that can pair well with both fatty and lean cuts of meat.

Now that you know a little about steak and wine pairing, let’s talk about what wine you should not pair with steak. Wines that you should avoid with steak include:

Light Pinot Noirs- This is a low tannin red which will feel thin with your steak and even bitter. You don’t want your wine to ruin the taste of your steak, you want it to compliment the meat you’re enjoying!

Heavy California Chardonnays- This is a low acid white wine which will taste heavy with your beef cuts of meat.

These are some wines you should stay away from when looking for wine to pair with steak. Low tannin red wines and low acid white wines should not be on your list of wines that go with steak.