Bold wines are big and full—sometimes with hints of oak, chocolate, or currents. These wines are assertive and bulging with muscle—the Superman of wines. Bold wines go great with rich, full-flavored foods such as grilled steaks or dishes served with heavy sauces.




Recipes for Bold Wines

The Perfect Basic Grilled Steak
Serves 4

•   4 (8 oz) beef tenderloin steaks (about3/4-inch thick), trimmed
•  Kosher salt
•  freshly ground pepper
•  cooking spray

1. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt and pepper (about ½ tsp each per side). Then, let steaks stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.

2. Prepare grill (preferably a charcoal grill). Spray grill rack (away from grill!) with cooking spray.

3. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel. Place steaks on grill rack (coated with spray); grill each side for about 2 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness.

4. Remove from grill, place on plate, and tent with foil. Let stand 5 minutes.

Steak Diane

Serves 6

•   Kosher salt
•   black pepper
•   6 (4 oz) beef tenderloin steaks (about 1-inch thick), trimmed
•   1 tsp butter
•   ½ C finely chopped shallots
•   2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
•   1/3 C water
•   1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
•   1 ½ Tbsp dry sherry
•   ½ C finely chopped shallots
•   2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

1. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steaks (about ¼ tsp per steak). Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan, put on a plate, and tent with foil.

2. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add shallots, and cook 2 minutes (stirring), or until tender. Add water and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer for 1 minute. Stir in ¼ tsp. salt.

3. Place each steak on a plate, spoon sauce over each one, and sprinkle with parsley.