Red Wine

Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

Rough and Ready

Sometimes you want it rough. You’re not in the mood for refined and elegant, or complex and silky. You might be serving a mixed grill, or even just a simple steak. You want a good, solid, edgy wine.

That was the case for this month’s wine, Instinct, from Domaine Pey Blanc. I was having a mixed grill - which included a porcini-rubbed steak - and wanted a dark, brooding wine to go with it. For the steak recipe and how I put together a mixed grill, head over to Cocoa & Lavender.

The color of Instinct is a deep, ruby red, and dense enough that it seemed impenetrable to light. This bode well for our meal. Before even serving the steak at the table - meaning that my sniffer wasn’t being...
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