Eating meat, in moderation, and drinking wine are both pleasures. And if we combine the two with each other it’s even better, don’t you think?
Red meat goes well with red wine, but other types of meat can be paired perfectly with other types of wines. A rosé, in addition to red, pairs very well with steak tartar. At the same time, a good entrecote of veal is perfect with strong and consistent red wines (Priorat, Penedès, and Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon grapes). The meat will taste better, but in addition, the pairing always depends on the sauce that is used to season the red meat.
Poultry and chicken are preferable with white and light red wines. Poultry meat is very versatile and therefore requires different wines. Wines produced on the Syrah grape go very well with duck, and once again it is worth mentioning the Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape that is strong on the palate, which surely compliments this type of meat. It is recommended pairing game (partridge or pheasant, ostrich) with young red wines.
Pork can be paired with any type of wine, whether white wines or rosé wines. The meat is more mellow and tender, and it does not need to be paired with wines that are too strong.
And the sausages? When we prepare meat on the grill or barbeque, often with some sausages on the side, we often choose red wines to accompany the meal. Similarly, we often choose the full-bodied red wine when preparing lamb as this meat is denser and more marked.
If we opt for baked or roasted meats, then, thanks to slow cooking and great preparation, it is better to drink more concentrated wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Again, the Cabernet Sauvignon pairs really well with dishes such as osso buco.