Wine to Pair With Your Steak


steak from a steak restaurant What could possibly make one of our quality, cut in-house, grass fed beef steak better? How about, the perfectly paired wine! The team at the Orignal Great American Land & Cattle has complied a few tips to help you pick the right wine with your delicious meal.

Sirloin and Chopped Steak

A general rule to follow is to match the intensity of the dish with the wine. When you’re eating a leaner cut like a sirloin or our chopped steak, a light or medium bodied red wine will pair well. These selections have a slightly higher acidity, which will cut through the texture of the lean beef.

Not So Lean, But Full Flavor

If you are looking for a full flavor, rich beef cut you are probably going to order a filet mignon, the New York strip, t-bone, or a ribeye. These are the fattier cuts here in our steak restaurant and certainly aren’t for the faint of heart. Go for a bold red wine. These will have a high tannin content. Tannin is an astringent and it will cleanse the palette.

Chicken Fried Steak and Spicy Foods

One favorite here at our steak restaurant is definitely the chicken fried steak. The sauce we use is rich and creamy which would pair well with a wine with peppery notes like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz. If you are going with a tampiquena or tampico topping wine might not be your first choice. Most people would probably pair one of these delicious meals with a good Mexican beer or even a margarita. However, surprisingly enough, a sweet wine would be great. A light bodied wine with noticeable sweetness would offset the spice and match well. Riseling would match nicely with the cheese, while a blush wine with a refreshing fruit flavor would be a good choice as well.

Superior Beef at Our Steak Restaurant

Pairing wine and food is a fun hobby for many and makes for a delicious meal. Whatever wine or beer you do choose, just remember that each and every steak is cut here in house. It’s made to order and carefully aged. We don’t receive frozen pre-ordered meals like other chain restaurants. And, we hope that every customer leaves happy and full. Be sure to drop on by for lunch or dinner and find out for yourself. Contact Orignal Great American Land & Cattle today!