Mets & Vins - Que boire avec un bœuf bourguignon ? - Les Grappes

What to drink with beef bourguignon?

Beef bourguignon is often talked about but rarely cooked! Autumn or winter dish for some, inter-season dish for others, the beef bourguignon crosses the centuries. For proof it is one of the favorite dishes of the French! The preparation based on red wine obliges to serve a red wine. But the real debate lies in the region of the wine. Which wine with a beef bourguignon?

Let's go back to the good old rule of terroirs: associate a dish with a wine from the same region. A dish from Burgundy will therefore be served with a Burgundy wine. The harmony between food and wine is very good. However it will not be necessary to take out any wine of Burgundy. As the beef bourguignon is a powerful dish in taste, you will need a wine able to contain this power to sublimate the dish. If you opt for a light wine, the risk is that its taste will be bland compared to your dish.

What wine with beef bourguignon?

Here are the red wines of Burgundy that you can serve with a beef bourguignon :

Of course, France has other regions where the wines are equally powerful. These regions will suit with the beef bourguignon.

What wine with a Burgundy beef when you don't want a Burgundy wine?

So, which wine with a beef bourguignon for you?... now it's up to you to test and see if you are more Burgundy wines or wines from another Region.

Alexis Proust for Les Grappes

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