What is the best wine to pair with beef teriyaki? - Pairing wine and food

Which wine goes best with beef teriyaki? There is a lot of flavor happening here, so I picked two hearty red wines and one almost red wine.

Malbec

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What is the best wine to pair with meat loaf (beef)? - Pairing wine and food

Which wine goes best with beef meat loaf? Because this dish is hearty and sweet, you have two options: fight it or roll with it. 

Red wine pairing: Zinfandel 

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What is the best wine to pair with burgers?

Hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Top 'em with ketchup, relish, bacon, onions, BBQ sauce, fried eggs... This may be summer's greatest triumph, so why not pair it with a great wine? 

Classic red wine pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or Merlot

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2011 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett

2011 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett

This bottle of Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling is a delicious one, and it comes in a beautiful, old-fashioned bottle, too. Well, the art looks old, but the modern screwcap on top ensures that you get the purest wine possible. The Herrenberg vineyard, by the way, is over 1,000 years old.

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2012 Dr. Loosen "Blue Slate" Riesling Kabinett Review

2012 Dr. Loosen "Blue Slate" Riesling Kabinett Review

Dr. Loosen's Blue Slate (medium sweet) and Red Slate (dry) wines are the middle ground ($15) between the $10 "Dr. L" introduction to Riesling and named vineyard wines, like Urziger Wurzgarten ($23+). 

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What is the best wine to pair with spicy beef?

Which wine goes best with spicy beef? 

Red: Merlot or Beaujolais

Merlot - A tricky pairing - you need a full body and tannins to match the weight of the beef, but need fruit rather than spice flavors in the wine to tame the heat. The answer: California Merlot.

Beaujolais - Gamay grape-based Beaujolais is loved for its straightforward and delicious fruit flavors. "Beaujolais-Villages" and "Cru Beaujolais" are steps up the quality ladder.

White: Riesling or Vinho Verde

Riesling - The slight sweetness of an off-dry Riesling takes the edge off the spice. Riesling's acidity also gets you salivating… or is that the delicious fruit flavors? Probably both.

Vinho Verde - This is the wine equivalent of Mexican beer with a wedge of lime - it's refreshing, relatively low in alcohol, a bit tart, often cheap, and contrasts the spicy beef.

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What is the best wine to pair with stewed beef?

Which wine goes best with stewed beef? 

Red: Bordeaux and Syrah

Bordeaux A good stew has many flavors, and a good Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot keeps up with with an array of complex flavors and hearty body to match the beef's weight.

Syrah - Syrah from Hermitage, France has been called "the manliest wine in the world." Dark, spicy, meaty. Great examples from California, Washington, or France's northern Rhône.

White: Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay

Riesling - When you stew beef with vegetables, the veggies show their sweet side, and an off-dry Riesling will match them. Riesling's fruity and acidity also provides a refreshing contrast to the beef.

Viognier - This full-bodied, slick, and delicious wine will add layers of fruit and flowers to your stewed beef while having the body to not be drowned out by the food.

ChardonnayWithout the toast or buttery cream of an oaked version, an unoaked Chardonnay has a purity of fruit and focus that adds interest and refreshment to the food in a quiet voice.

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What is the best wine to pair with roasted beef?

Drinking wine with roasted beef? You have several great options.

Red wines (traditional)

Malbec - Beef needs a full-bodied wine with tannins to match its weight, but roasting is gentler than grilling. Malbec has the fully body needed, yet is soft and approachable.

Côtes du RhôneRoasted beef is flavorful but not as intense as grilled steak. Rhône blends can be lighter than other steak wines, but has the right spice and meaty flavors.

White wines (not traditional, but refreshing)

Soave - Italian whites, like Soave, are known for herbal flavors and a crisp feel. The herbal flavors echo the herbs often added before roasting, and the cirsp mouthfeel refreshes the palate.

Chardonnay - If you add any butter or creamy sauces, and oaked Chardonnay's buttery feel and flavors provide a complement, while its fruit flavors provide a contrast. It's a win-win.

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What is the best wine to pair with Chevre goat cheese

What is the best wine to pair with Chevre goat cheese?

Sauvignon BlancWhen the crisp, pungent Sauvignon Blanc cuts through the flavorful and creamy Chevre goat's cheese, you will understand why this is one of the world's great pairings.

Pinot Noir - If you prefer reds, a light, young Pinot Noir has the acidity to cut through the goat cheese and balance the pungent flavors with fruity, fresh aromas.

Pinot Grigio - Thick, creamy Chevre needs to be contrasted by a light, crisp wine. Pinot Grigio will cleanse and refresh the palate while adding gentle fruit flavors.

Sangiovese (Chianti) - Young Sangiovese is one of the most acidic red wines… which is one of the reasons its so incredibly food-friendly, especially with creamy cheeses like Chevre.

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2011 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Review

2011 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Review

It’s linear, as opposed to plush, but linear without being angular – it draws a line straight down your tongue with its feather-soft tannins and strong underpinning of acidity. The gentle flavors lie evenly between sour cherry and a garden with damp, dark soil and aromas of tomato leaf...

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