Superbowl Bagel & Wine Pairings


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Steak Bagel Sandwich

Pair it with Carmenere.
This preparation is a great way to dress up a bagel – or dress down a steak. Carmenere comes to mind. Its savory flavors are great for beef, especially in this form. Carmenere is not a big wine, so there’s no need to pair it with a more powerfully flavored cut of beef  - like something dry aged for sixty days. Carmenere is not very tannic, and it doesn’t tend to be oaky. A well-charred steak may overpower the flavors of the wine. The thin-cut slices and light marinade in this preparation will let Carmenere's red fruit, herbal notes, and bright acidity shine.
To try, a cult favorite from Italy. It includes a dash of Merlot:
Inama Carmenere Più 2015

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