Pair fatty ribs with wines that are full-bodied and spicy
Savvy match: Braised short rib ragu features the luxurious results of slow cooking fatty short ribs with tomato to create a satisfying sauce. More beefy than tomato-y, try a Grenache or GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) whose spicy flavors will complement the rich flavors from the short ribs without overwhelming the subtle flavors developed by braising.
I first tried this recipe upon arriving home from Italy to a broken thermostat and a cold house. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try a dish that needs a long time in the oven. Hearty and comforting, braised short rib ragu is thoroughly enjoyable with the heat on too.