What’s the best drink to go with steak?

What do you drink with your steak?

You may have heard the old adage, “red wine with red meat, white wine with white meat”, but who says you have to stick to the rules?

There’s no need to be a wine expert to conjure up a great pairing between what you eat for dinner and what you drink to accompany it. Go with what you feel like drinking, but if you want a guide, here’s a few helpful hints that you may find useful next time you dine:
Steak and Co London Red Wine
  • Red wine is the traditional favourite to drink alongside a meaty steak. Drink a full-bodied red wine with steak if you’re enjoying yours cooked without too many adornments – sauce, butter, etc. The properties of the red wine will help to get the best out of your steak without interfering with the flavour.
  • It’s all about balance. A good tip to remember is that red wine tannins + red meat protein = heavenly taste. The fatty protein in the meat helps balance the sharper tannins, making for a perfectly balanced meal. So, if your steak is on the fattier side, your wine should be full-bodied, and if your steak is lean, then go for something a little lighter.
  • White wines can work with steak too, and a nice dry wine can really make the rich taste of a sizzling steak sing. A nice rosé can also help strike a good balance.
  • Beer and steak? It’s a no-brainer. Sometimes there’s nothing better than washing down a big t-bone steak with a frothy pint of ale or lager. For a more relaxed take on dinner, this is a great option.
  • Don’t drink? The sweetness and fizz of a soft drink can also be a great accompaniment to your meal, as can a refreshing mineral water or fruit juice.
At Steak & Co., we’ve put together an extensive wine and drinks list, with a tipple to tickle every tastebud and budget.
What do you drink with your steak?
Steak and Co London Wine List
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