Alternative Steakhouse Reds



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This Week's Pack

Chateau Saint Martin De La Garrigue Bronzinelle Languedoc Rouge 2014

Strehn Blaufrankisch 2013

Domaine Du Theron Prestige Cahors Malbec 2012

Florent Descombe Cru Du Beaujolais Saint Amour 2015

Alternative Steakhouse Reds

"You have probably heard that steak pairs well with big California Cabernet's and Bordeaux, but do you know why? It isn't necessarily that the beef and the Cabernet work well together, but that the fat and the tannins create a perfect harmony. Cabernet is known for its thick skin and therefore its tannins, which can feel "drying or dusty" on your palate. Steak, especially well-marbled, has a lot of fat, which acts as an eraser to these tannins and smooths out your tongue. The tannins also cut through the fat. You should know that fat exists in other forms like butter, olive oil, cheese, avocado, etc. This means that you can have Cabernet with these foods, too. It also means that other grapes can have tannins, which make for great alternatives to Cabernet when dining at your favorite steakhouse or cooking that perfect porterhouse for two at home. These are some of my favorite undiscovered reds."  - Laura Maniec, MS

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Master Sommelier
Laura Maniec

What You Get

  • Four 750ml bottles of wine hand selected by a Weekly Tasting Sommelier; you pick which week and Sommelier you like. No recurring club fees!
  • A 10 minute Tasting video led by the Sommelier
  • A pack of tasting cards with recipe pairings
  • Access to a personal Weekly Tasting cellar to review your wines and share with friends

How It Works

Each week our Somms thoughtfully select a 4-pack of wine based on a common theme. Once the pack is selected, they record a video so you can watch along and learn about each wine as you taste your pack. Weekly Tasting isn't a club so you'll only receive the packs you select!

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