September 23rd, 2010

Sommelier’s Thoughts on Steak Wines

I’ve traditionally heard that a big, beefy steak requires a hearty red wine.

Truth is, I never follow that advice because I have, shall we say, unusual taste when it comes to wine.

This NY sommelier even pairs some whites with certain steaks at his restaurant. Seriously, he’s my new best friend – and we’ve never even met.

Turns out, each cut of steak requires a different wine pairing. I didn’t know that.

Read on to find out more tips on matching that perfect vino with your steak tonight!

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August 26th, 2010

Wine With Your Ribeye?

Oh, gorgeous ribeye, you excite me.

My favorite cut. Pair it with a great glass of wine and I’m in heaven. Literally. Heaven.

Recently, a wine panel in Dallas made recommendations for the perfect pairings of wines less than $25 with herb-garlic buttered ribeyes. That sounds like a dream job to me. But I digress.

Read all about their choices here. Then get your ribeyes and steak butters here for your own feast.

And . . . check out these wine pairings, too. You’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy!!

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