Drinking wine with your meal will open up your palate to new tastes, especially when eating steak. However, unless you’re a connoisseur, choosing the right pairing for your meat can be challenging. Here are a few recommended wines to pair with some of the most popular cuts of steaks to achieve maximum flavor.
How to Perfectly Pair Your Steak & Wine
1. Sirloin Steak
Top sirloin is a leaner cut of beef with uniquely rich flavors. It pairs well with Zinfandel, a fruit-forward yet bold red wine with notes of smoky spices. This is a good choice if you prefer sweeter wines to those that are acidic and dry.
2. Rib Eye Steak
As one of the juiciest and most flavorful types of steak, the rib eye is often paired with a bottle of Cabernet. Its tannins and acidity help cut through the marbling and texture of a rib eye, which makes the wine taste smoother and enhances the flavors of the meat. It also complements a range of sauces.
3. Flat Iron Steak
Tender and flavorful, flat iron steak has nice marbling. It pairs best with Cabernet and Merlot. As with rib eye, the tannins in a glass of Cabernet will penetrate the fattiness of a flat iron and elevate its flavors. Merlot is a tasty alternative with its dark fruit flavors and hint of oak.
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