Petite Filet & Wine Pairing

Petite Beef Filet is a mini version of a Filet Mignon cut that ranges from about 6 to 8 ounces.  Where it differs is that the Petite Filet comes from the chuck (shoulder) region of the cow and is less expensive, and due to its small size, it cooks up incredibly fast.  Similar to [...]

2020-10-01T12:42:19+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Filet Mignon & Wine Pairing

Filet Mignon is a tender but lean cut of meat that is focused less on flavour and more on texture.  With a rich and buttery texture, but subtle beefy flavours, Filet Mignon pairs best with red wines that showcase soft tannins such as mature Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Rioja Reserva and Chianti [...]

2020-09-24T12:53:47+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Beef Tenderloin & Wine Pairing

Beef Tenderloin is a leaner cut of beef, and less flavourful than prime rib, as it has less fat.  Aged red wines, where the tannin has softened, liked Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Brunello di Montalcino or a Ribera del Duero round up my top pairings with Beef Tenderloin.  Meanwhile, subtle red wines with softer [...]

2020-09-24T12:53:32+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Prime Rib Roast & Wine Pairing

Prime Rib Roast is a tender and juicy cut of beef roasted on the bone and served medium-rare.  Rich and full of flavour, Prime Rib Roast pairs best with bold red wines like Bordeaux, Barolo, Rioja, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Zinfandel. Bordeaux & Prime Rib Roast Pairing Bordeaux is a blended red wine from [...]

2020-09-29T12:49:41+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Beef Tacos & Wine Pairing

Beef Tacos are incredibly diverse due to the number of toppings you can stuff them with. For spicy beef tacos, reach for a Riesling, which will put the fire in your mouth. Riesling's crisp acidity will have no problems cutting through any rich cheese, guacamole, or sour cream. For mild beef tacos with salsa, [...]

2020-10-06T16:42:44+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Beef Stroganoff & Wine Pairing

Beef Stroganoff is a delicious beef and buttered noodle dish (or rice/potatoes) served in a sauce made out of beef broth, sour cream, mushrooms, garlic and onion. When pairing wine with Beef Stroganoff, you generally want heavier and not so fruit-forward red wines like Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc or Brunello di [...]

2020-10-23T12:56:14+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Hamburgers & Wine Pairing

For Hamburgers, mid to full-bodied red wines pair best. You want a bit of tannin to grip on to the meat, but a balanced red with a bit of acidity helps cut through the fat. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot all  love grilled meat and complement the charred flavours. Zinfandel is slightly sweet and [...]

2020-10-16T12:44:40+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Cabernet Sauvignon & Food Pairings

For many, Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine of kings.  It is a complex and full-bodied red wine meant for equally challenging and bold dishes.  While in many countries, it's often a key varietal for blends, such as the famous Bordeaux wines of France or a Super Tuscan from Italy, in this article we will [...]

Beef Burritos & Wine Pairing

While beef is the main flavour in a beef burrito, you also get the addition of guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, starchy beans and rice, grilled vegetables and spicy sauces that make wine pairing a challenge. In most instances, medium-bodied earthy yet fruity reds like an Argentinian Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Montepulciano, Rioja and [...]

2020-10-06T16:55:52+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Beef Wellington & Wine Pairing

Beef Wellington is a filet of beef that is first covered in a mixture of chopped mushrooms, onions, shallots and herbs that have been sauteed in butter. The filet is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Hefty in flavour, Beef Wellington requires a dry full-bodied red such as a Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Burgundy, [...]

2020-07-24T12:39:26+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|