You might be thinking vodka with your beef borscht, but break out the big Washington red wines!
Savvy match: Beef borscht offers robust beefy flavors with an earthiness from the beets echoed in the flavor profile of a full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon. There are many excellent options here, but we like wines from Washington’s Red Mountain.
Consider the humble beet. There are few foods in the world that are purple; beets and grapes. Dark grapes get their color from the polyphenol resveratrol; beets get their color from the antioxidant betalains. The concentration of betalains in beets is some of the highest in the plant kingdom. It is an essential nutrient for cardiovascular health. High in potassium, iron, vitamin C, folate, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and a great source of fiber, the humble beet is indeed a superfood. Here we have an earthy, meaty dish that is built for the boldest and darkest wine in your cellar. Eat, drink, and be healthy!