Pairing Wine with Red Meat

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Pairing Wine with Red Meat The holidays are a time for sharing and celebrations, so it's just natural that we want to create something special for the table. Large roasts and premium cuts of meat are often the centerpiece of holiday meals, and rightly so. They're relatively easy to prepare and serve to hordes of hungry friends and family.

Just as we think carefully about the cut of meat and method of preparation that would best suit our event, we also need to consider what wine might work best. Ultimately, there is no one singular wine that is definitively the best with any one recipe, but there are certain styles of wine and attributes of grape varieties that make for more pairings that work.

Check out these great, festive recipes and see if you agree with the wines I've chosen for each. Hopefully, I can inspire you to make this holiday meal one of your best ever!

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  • Snooth User: EMark
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    Crow Lamb Roast?

    Should that be Crown Lamb Roast? ;-)

    Regardless, I am all over the Bordeaux match.

    Nov 30, 2011 at 12:53 PM

  • Where are the recipes for the food pairings? I dont need a recipe for the wine! ;-)

    Nov 30, 2011 at 2:07 PM

  • Snooth User: Kate Statton
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    hi heartsleeve - the recipes can be found by clicking the bolded links on each slide. to make it a bit more clear, we will add a "get the recipe" link to each slide as well. hope this helps!

    emark - thanks for the edit catch!

    Nov 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM

  • Thanks!!! Perfect, because I have a houseful coming Christmas eve, and I'm always looking for new twists to the traditional beef tenderloin prep!

    Nov 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM

  • Snooth User: occdoc1
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    Best wine for porterhouse and NY strip steak is Barolo/Barberesco and best wine for Crown Lamb Roast and veal for that matter is a good Brunello.

    Nov 30, 2011 at 3:50 PM

  • Snooth User: Foppiano
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    Three cheers for Petite Sirah and its fabulous pairing with braised anything. Thanks for mentioning this under appreciated grape.

    Nov 30, 2011 at 6:50 PM

  • Quimera Achaval Ferrer Malbec, is a extraordinary wine

    Dec 08, 2011 at 10:32 PM

  • Snooth User: jmeluzio
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    Any suggestions for venison? I was thinking a northern Rhone.

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

  • Snooth User: WinerySage
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    I'd also throw out a Sangiovese or a Dolcetto in substitute of the Pinot Noir if you're looking for an alternative option during some meals. It's never a bad idea to expand out and try a new wine!

    Dec 18, 2012 at 3:03 PM

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