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Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Prime Rib Day! April 27th

How come we didn't know about this holiday before?
April 27th is apparently National Prime Rib Day though no one can quite figure out where it came from. I'm guessing a large beef distributor. Who cares? Let's not waste it!

So what wine to have with your prime rib? The easy answer is Cabernet Sauvignon, but the answer can't be that easy, right? Prime rib is fattier and not as flavorful as a Sirloin steak, for instance.

Cabs or Syrahs on the rich and softer side would work or even a Sangiovese. My top pick would be a good quality Merlot as it's a bit more subtle than a Cab or Syrah just like Prime Rib is a bit more subtle than a Sirloin steak.

April 27th is a Friday. Forget the fish fry, forget the pizza. It's the night for Prime Rib and Merlot. Maybe finished off with a bit of chocolate.