words by guest foodie, the highly talented Rachel Kurzyp
Move over champagne and oysters. Say goodbye, beer and chicken wings. There’s a NEW perfect food and beverage combination that’s got everyone’s attention: wine and steak.
Pepperjack, one of Australia’s favourite wine brands, understands our love of red wine and Aussie beef. That’s why they’ve partnered with Salters Kitchen to create two red wines that perfectly suit the characters of either a scotch fillet or porterhouse. These wines are the Pepperjack Graded McLaren Vale Scotch Fillet Shiraz and the Pepperjack Graded Langhorne Creek Porterhouse Shiraz.
The Pepperjack Graded Langhorne Creek Shiraz was made to partner with Porterhouse steak. This smooth wine’s fantastic minerality and fine chalky tannins qualities will lengthen the flavour of the Porterhouse through your palate. Add a chunky mushroom sauce for a full-flavoured experience.
A Scotch Fillet steak isn’t the same without its handcrafted partner The Pepperjack Graded McLaren Vale Shiraz. This wine’s plush and fruity notes balances the rich flavours of your Scotch Fillet. For an added punch use pepper to create a zingy crust and pair with duck fat potatoes.
Both wines stay true to Pepperjack’s bold, yet unpretentious and affordable wine range, but with the backbone to stand up to a great steak. You’ll love this combo making these wines the perfect addition to your next dinner party.
Try the new range for yourself by booking a table at one of these local restaurants.
And while you’re there why not enter in Pepperjack’s Battle of the Steaks comp for your chance to win three nights’ accommodation for you and a friend, a food and wine tour of Barossa Valley, plus a hot air balloon ride, and if this wasn’t enough, you’ll also get to judge the Battle of the Steaks finale. It would be a mis-steak not get involved.
If you had a quiet romantic dinner at home in mind, you can also purchase a bottle from Cellar Door.