However, their combination can be quite complex. Most people think that steak goes well with dry red wine, but two questions arise from this rule:
- Which grape variety should you choose?
- What type of steak goes well with wine?
And what does “good wine” mean for a steak? How should it be paired? Today we will reveal some of the secrets of this magnificent dish.
Red wines contain different amounts of tannin, a component that gives the drink a dry taste and balances the fat content of meat. The taste of a steak can take on new colors with a glass of appropriate wine, and your experience will be unforgettable. When preparing a fatty steak, such as ribeye, it is better to buy wine with a high tannin content.
In fact, there are dozens of great combinations, because the steak can be cooked in different ways. A versatile choice for any type of red meat is Malbec. Another great option is Cabernet Sauvignon: at the Wine Russian House you will find 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the SORT winery. Pleasant velvety tannins and bright fruity aromas will make your evening wonderful.
However, it's a little more difficult than choosing wine for a steak by grape variety. The age of the wine also matters. If you're not a fan of raw meat and prefer to eat your steak well done, we recommend choosing wines that are earthy in color (or ones that have aged longer). Here's a little secret from wine collectors: you can buy bottles while the wine is still very young and keep them for several years.
All pairing rules are optional, as two people's tastes cannot be the same. The best advice we can give is to try different options and choose the one that works best for you. The Russian House of Wine will help you with this: you can choose on our website a selection of 6 different bottles and serve each of them depending on the purpose and choice of dish.