Pairing Wine and Steak is one of the essential match-ups in your wine journey. With so many different cuts and ways to prepare a steak, you can discover a few go-to dry red wines or you can dive deep into pairing nuance.

Everyone has their choice cut, and we’ve got the wines to pair with it. Tuck your napkin into your collar, grab your knife, and let’s explore the best wine to pair with steak.

Pairing Steak with Red Wine Cow

Pairing Steak with Red Wine Cow

The Handy Guide to Wine and Steak Pairing

The rule of thumb when pairing with steak is to choose dry red wines – leaner cuts of meat pair with lighter wines, while richer, fattier cuts pair up with high tannin wines that can cut through the fat.

But the more tailored your pairing is to the cut of steak you’re making, the deeper and more sophisticated your dining experience. We’re calling out all the classic cuts and their respective wines.

Pro Tip: For leaner meats, aim for a rarer cook to keep them tender.

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Steak pairing of Sirloin with three delicious red wines