Geoffrey Zakarian teams up with Beringer Founders' Estate

As the Official Wine of Steak, Beringer Founders' Estate and Geoffrey Zakarian challenge you to elevate your steak and wine experience with signature recipes and exclusive content. Get your steak started on its path to greatness with these six tips from Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

Steak and Wine Essentials to Elevate Your Experience

Find the right steak for you

The fat-to-meat ratio in your steak is the difference between a tough piece of meat and a tender, delicious one. Choose a steak with the marbling evenly spread throughout.

Take your knives seriously

Don't underestimate the power of a good knife. Keep your knives sharp and safe by using wine corks to protect their tips.

Prep makes perfect

Season all sides of your steak with salt and cracked pepper, and make sure you let your steak come to room temperature before grilling.

Let the grill do the work

No need to poke and prod your steak once it's on the grill. Instead, flip once and leave it alone until it reaches 125F on your thermometer.

Pick a robust wine TO complEment YOUR steak

A great steak needs a big, rich wine. Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are both excellent selections with a lot of depth.

Red wine should never be room temperature

Although many think that red wine should be consumed at room temperature, it is best served between 55F - 60F.