No need to stick to your go-to house red for grilling all-stars. Shake it up with these varieties for tastier matches
Photo by Thomas J. Story
Pair with: Syrah. A meaty wine for the chewy beef, with herb and pepper echoes for the rub.
Our pick: Lockwood 2007 Syrah (Monterey; $14). Plums and red berries offset by earthy white pepper, leather, and tobacco.
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