Take Comfort in These Perfect Wine & Meat Pairings

By Stocked Cellars on Nov 2, 2020

This post was most recently updated on February 11th, 2022

On a chilly evening, few things are more comforting than the company of friends, a perfectly prepared cut of meat and a truly remarkable wine. With a little knowledge and some delightful hands-on practice, you can learn the art of pairing delicious meats with equally delectable red wines and red wine blends.

Best with Beef

The rule of thumb here is “bold flavours go together.” Leaner cuts go well with a less tannic Cab Sauv or Merlot. For fatty grilled steaks, try a lively Shiraz or Syrah. This 2019 Meritage by Ravine Vineyard in St. David’s, Ontario, is versatile and an excellent choice to order ahead and keep on hand. One of the best red wine blends available, combining Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in a wine that starts satiny silky and finishes with a firm, lingering dry finish that pairs nicely with grilled steaks and stews.

Great with a Grill

Whether it is an impromptu weekend gathering or a catered event, barbecued meats bring a unique sense of celebration to any get-together. Order red wine online that pairs well with a variety of grilled meats. London House Red is light to medium-bodied red wine at home with grilled burgers, sausages and even hot dogs. And the 4-packs of tins make this the perfect take-along for those special celebrations with friends.

Pours Well with Pork

From a perfectly prepared tenderloin to a bold & spicy pulled pork slider, meat this versatile deserves a wine companion just as easygoing. The 2017 Vintner’s Choice by King’s Court delights with a nose of cherries, strawberries and raspberries and a palate displaying berries; red currants balance with a touch of sweetness for a smooth and lasting finish. Try this red wine blend with various foods, including pulled pork, or enjoy all on its own.

Delicious with All Dishes

When you want a truly versatile wine to buy online and keep on hand, it is hard to beat Konzelmann Estate Winery 2018 Canada Red. This velvety red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Zweigelt features black currant and milk chocolate aromas. The mild smokiness and leathery qualities are present, along with a distinct fruit structure. The tannins and acidity function wonderfully to give this wine a smooth, round mouthfeel and a pleasantly lingering finish. We love this wine with elaborate dishes such as goulash, pasta and game meats such as elk and venison.

Wine lovers know that rules get broken sometimes, especially when it comes to pairing foods with delicious wine. Try serving that gorgeous prime rib roast with a red wine blend, and you might discover your new favourite pairing. And of course, some of our best red wine blends pair brilliantly with seafood and savoury roast poultry dishes as well.

Finding your new favourite pairing is easy with Stocked Cellars’ convenient home delivery service. Our menu offers a beautiful selection with winery information and tasting notes – order red wine online with secure payment options, and we will deliver right to your door.

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