Which Wine Works with Wagyu

If you are looking for a beverage to complement a beautiful cut of Wagyu beef, wine is always a good option. Wagyu is always the right choice, but which wine should you choose to accompany it? Must you choose red, or can you go with white? Are bold, flavorful wines preferable, or should you opt for something milder, that lets the flavor of the meat really shine? The answer will depend on the cut of meat and the way it is prepared but don’t worry, we can help. Here are some tips to make sure you enjoy the entire dining experience as much as you enjoy the meat.

Red wine is traditional for red meat. There are many options from which to choose, so which ones work with Wagyu?

  • Cabernet is a great option for any Wagyu cut. It provides a well-balanced ratio of acidity to fat, and the wine is not too strong or too light.
  • Malbec works well with leaner cuts. If you are dining on flank steak or skirt steak, for instance, you will enjoy the bold flavor of a good Malbec.
  • Choose Syrah for a fattier cut. A high-tannin Syrah will cut right through the richness of a ribeye or a New York Strip.
  • Pick Zinfandel if you prefer something sweet. It is perfect for pairing with dishes like flank steak fajitas when you are looking to counterbalance spicy seasoning.

If you prefer white wine, that’s perfectly fine! Even with white wine, you can find a cut to fit your fancy.

  • Chardonnay is perfect with brisket meat. The combination of smoky Chardonnay and zesty barbecue sauce is sure to please.
  • Champagne works with fattier meat. A nice glass of bubbly is delicious with a ribeye or New York Strip.

The general consensus is that rich steaks require mild wines and leaner cuts pair nicely with something bold. Ultimately, however, your preference dictates your wine choice, and Wagyu beef will be excellent no matter the pairing. For top-quality American Wagyu Beef, you can trust Triple T Ranch. Located in south Alabama, our small, family-owned-and-operated ranch is a place where practicing proven husbandry techniques ensures the health and prosperity of the herd. Our cattle are well cared for and registered through the American Wagyu Association. Call (251)333-2800 or contact us through our website for more information.