Pairing Beef and Wine

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What wine goes best with Steak, Beef Stroganoff, Stew, Short Ribs? Probably everyone agrees that red wine is usually the accompaniment for beef...

A Fine Wine and Beef Pairing

Beef braised in red wine

Which wine with beef? Which beef with wine?

Doesn't this beef in red wine dish look delicious? Many suggest cooking the beef in the same wine that accompanies the meal. A cheap cooking wine could spoil your meal. And then you would have a lot to beef about.

Choosing a Wine to Match Your Beef Dish

But which red? It depends. Here are a few suggestions for pairing beef and wine. These suggestions are only the beginning. You may take into consideration the spicing, the accompaniments, and sauce, if any. Enjoy! Whether you select your wine or your beef dish first, check our tables to get a great match that brings out the best in the beef and the wine. There's nothing like the right wine and food marriage.

Wine beef information guide icon The following table presents food and wine pairing information, sorted by beef dish. When you click on any beef dish a new page pops up telling you more about that dish and providing additional wine suggestions. Wine beef information guide icon

Beef Dish Recommended Wines
Baked Short Ribs Pinot Noir, Zinfandel
Barbequed Beef Ribs Beaujolais, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Zinfandel
Beef Bourguignonne Chianti, Pinot Noir, Burgundy (Red)
Beef Curry Syrah (California), Zinfandel
Beef Goulash Ribera del Duero, Zinfandel
Beef Stew Beaujolais, Syrah
Beef Stroganoff Barbera, Valpolicella
Beef Teriyaki Chianti Classico, Zinfandel
Filet Mignon Chianti Classico, Hermitage
Flank Steak Bandol, Chianti
Hamburgers Barbera, Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon
Hamburgers Valpolicella, Zinfandel
Liver Malbec
Pot Roast Cotes du Rhone, Rioja
Prime Rib Pinot Noir, Zinfandel
Roast Beef Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec (Argentina), Super Tuscan
Steak Cabernet Sauvignon, Meritage, Merlot (Washington)
Steak au Poivre Amarone, Bordeaux (Red), Cabernet Sauvignon
Steak Tartare Beaujolais, Sauvignon Blanc


Wine beef purchase guide iconThe following table presents wine and food pairing information, sorted by wine, rather than by beef dish. When you click on any wine a new page pops up telling you what you need to know about that wine. This short page makes specific purchase recommendations, usually in three price ranges. Wine beef purchase guide icon
WineWine Type Recommended Beef Dish
AmaronePowerful Italian Red Steak au Poivre
BandolPowerful French Red Flank_Steak
BarberaRed Variety Beef Stroganoff, Hamburgers
BeaujolaisFruity French Red Barbequed Beef Ribs, Beef Stew
BeaujolaisFruity French Red Hamburgers, Steak Tartare
Bordeaux (Red) Classic French Wine Steak au Poivre
Burgundy (Red) Classic French Wine Beef Bourguignonne
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Hamburgers, Roast Beef, Steak
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Steak au Poivre
Chateauneuf-du-PapeClassic French Red Barbequed Beef Ribs
ChiantiItalian Red Beef Bourguignonne, Flank_Steak
Chianti ClassicoBetter Italian Red Beef Teriyaki, Filet Mignon
Cotes du RhoneFrench Red Pot Roast
Hermitage Classic French Red Filet Mignon
MalbecRed Variety Liver
Malbec (Argentina) Red Variety Roast Beef
MeritageCalifornia Red Steak
Merlot (Washington)Red Variety Steak
Pinot Noir Red Variety Baked Short Ribs, Beef Bourguignonne
Pinot NoirRed Variety Prime Rib
Ribera del Duero Classic Spanish Red Beef Goulash
Rioja Classic Spanish Red Pot Roast
Sauvignon BlancWhite Variety Steak Tartare
Super TuscanClassic Italian Red Roast Beef
SyrahRed Variety Beef Stew
Syrah (California)Red Variety Beef Curry
ValpolicellaFruity Italian Red Beef Stroganoff, Hamburgers
ZinfandelRed Variety Baked Short Ribs, Barbequed Beef Ribs
ZinfandelRed Variety Beef Curry, Beef Goulash, Beef Teriyaki
ZinfandelRed Variety Hamburgers, Prime Rib




For my food pairing experiences with French wine read

My French wine articles

For my food pairing experiences with German wine read
My German wine articles

For my food pairing experiences with Italian wine read
My Italian wine articles


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