Best Wines with Beef
Wine lovers from coast to coast voted for these three Canadian wines to pair with beef. From the 51 wines nominated, these three wines became finalists, and then, triumphed as top 3 wines. Try one with these beef recipes!
|Congratulations to the winners! My personal thanks to all who voted in this competition: a true, grassroots celebration of the amazing wines we make in Canada. Please let me know if you have suggestions on how to make next year’s competition even better. Come back for in the fall for a pairing match with international wines under $25!|
Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia
The bold ripe-fruit flavour pairs perfectly with beef: spicy grilled hanger steak or braised beef short ribs. I first tried this wine while enjoying the amazing view of the Annapolis Valley from the Luckett Vineyard’s patio on a gorgeous summer day. Every time I drink it, I’m transported back to that place and time.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Both the trees for the oak barrels and the grapes for the wine grow side by side in the county. It was aged for 18 months in county oak. Peppery aromas with mouth-filling berry fruit and hints of tobacco, soft tannins and an enticing chocolaty finish make it a perfect match for a pepper beef dish.
Port Dover, Ontario
This merlot-dominated blend has both the structure and fruit to fully compliment a juicy rare rib-eye. I'm sure not everyone has heard of the wines from Dover Vineyards out of Norfolk County, but you definitely should become familiar with this emerging region that will soon have its DVA status!