In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, we thought we’d share with you a Glazed Corned Beef recipe from Ali at Gimme Some Oven. With a four-hour cook time, this recipe does require some pre-planning, but the prep is quick and the hands-on time is minimal. The blackberry-mustard glaze makes this corned beef extra-special. Add a glass of wine, and you’ve got a fantastic meal.
Glazed Corned Beef Wine Pairing
This isn’t your typical corned beef and cabbage recipe. Instead of a delicate boiled preparation, this is roasted on the stovetop with herbs and vegetables. The cabbage is roasted in the oven separately, not boiled, and potatoes also offered as a side. Generally speaking, a traditional corned beef, with it’s salty flavor, lends itself to lighter bodied wines, like Pinot Noir or even white wines like Riesling. But with its preparation and the addition of the rich fruity blackberry glaze we can pair this with some bigger and bolder wines with darker fruit characteristics.
Bordeaux Red Blend: Decoy Red Blend ~$25
This Merlot dominated red blend is full of blackberries, black cherries, and some herbs and spicy pepper aromas. Lush and smooth in the mouth, the rich jammy fruit flavors are sure to match with the blackberry glaze but won’t overpower the corned beef.
Bordeaux Red Blend: Hahn Estates Meritage Red Blend ~$17
Rich and fruity with flavors and aromas of dark berries, cassis, plum, spice, and vanilla. Though the wine is full bodied, it has a smooth texture and soft tannins that won’t interfere with the flavors of the dish, and the spice elements of the wine will nicely match the spices and herbs of the meat.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon ~$9
For a great value, check out this Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile with loads of red berry fruit (cherries, strawberries, raspberries) along with some blackberries, plum, herbs, and baking spices. Ripe and fruity in the mouth with softer tannins, it’s an approachable and fruity wine that will go great with the rich sauce and salty meat.
Cabernet Sauvignon: The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon ~$12
A very approachable Cabernet with lots of blue and black berry fruit and vanilla aromas leading into a mouth full of juicy berries, chocolate, and spice. The juicy fruit and soft tannins make it great for the savory meat and blackberry sauce. Also another great value!
Carmenere: Haras Estate Carmenere ~$12
Though dark in color, this wine is smooth in the mouth with aromas and flavors of violets and black berry fruit with lively spice characteristics typical of Carmenere. Smooth and balanced with soft tannins, the baking spice aromas will really compliment the flavors of the corned beef quite nicely.
Other Recipe & Wine Pairings
- Marinated Skirt Steak Recipe and Wine Pairing
- Steak Salad Recipe and Wine Pairing
- Grilled Steak Fajitas Recipe and Wine Pairing</li>
- Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe
We hope you enjoy our wine pairing choices. If you want to know which wines YOU will like best, download the FREE iPhone app Wine4.Me. Tell it what wines you know you like and get your own personalized rankings of best-selling, widely available wines in the US.