How to Complement Our Akaushi Beef: A Guide to Wine Pairings

How to Complement Our Akaushi Beef: A Guide to Wine Pairings


Indulge your taste buds with Akhaushi Beef, a tantalizingly flavorful and succulent meat that seamlessly complements an array of dishes. Whether it’s the exquisite carpaccio preparations or the classic steaks and burgers, every bite is an explosion of deliciousness that will leave you craving more.

But to attain a more fulfilling Akaushi experience, you must complement it with the right drink. That’s why we have compiled a wine-pairing guide for you.

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur of fine wines or just getting started, this guide caters to everyone. We’ll provide expert advice on selecting a wine for your signature steaks and seafood and more general guidance for pairing beef and wine like a pro.

But firstly,

What Is Akaushi Beef?

Akaushi beef, also known as the ‘Emperor’s Breed,’ is a type of Japanese red meat prized for its unique flavor. It comes from the Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, and is renowned for being one of the most tasty and tender beef varieties.

And what makes Akaushi so special is the exceptional marbling that gives it an unusually high-fat content and rich flavor. And, as compared to other types of beef, it has lower cholesterol levels due to its higher monounsaturated fatty acid content. All these reasons make this beef variety an ideal choice for any meal.

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Pairing Wine with Akaushi Beef

When choosing wines to pair with Akaushi beef, it’s important to consider the flavor profile of the cut and how the wine can complement it. Most commonly, Akaushi beef is served as a steak, and when looking at steak pairing wines, there are a few key characteristics that you should look for:

Weight and heft

First, you have to find wines that have enough weight and heft to stand up to the beefy flavor of the steak. Merlot is a great choice here, with its medium body and plummy flavors. Rich Cabernet Sauvignons are also a classic option. If you’re on the hunt for something more unique, try pairing your steak with an earthy Pinot Noir or a smooth Cabernet Franc.

Structure and acidity

When it comes to white wines, you’ll have to opt for something with structure and refreshing acidity, like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. For something a little different, try crisp Rieslings or Albarino, which bring bright fruit flavors and spicy notes that will cut through some of the richness of the beef.

No matter what your preferred style of wine may be, as long as there’s a balance between fruitiness, body, tannins, and acidity, there’s sure to be a perfect match for your Akaushi beef.

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Some Great White Wines That Pair Perfectly With Akaushi Beef

With its light, fresh flavors, white wine is the perfect way to draw out the delicate flavors in fish and other seafood dishes.


Chardonnay makes a great pairing with Akaushi beef due to its bright acidity, which complements the rich flavor of the beef. Chardonnay also has a slightly buttery flavor that works well with other seasonings used in seafood dishes.

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent choice for seafood dishes because of its crisp, zesty flavor and aromas of citrus and melon. It pairs especially well with light fish dishes like cod and salmon and other seafood like crab and scallops.


Riesling pairs perfectly with Akaushi beef because its slight sweetness helps cut through the beef’s richness. It also has a balanced acidity which adds complexity to sweet and savory dishes. Riesling works especially well with richly flavored fish like tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi, and shark.

Something Sweet to Settle the Meal

Pairing your Akaushi beef with something sweet creates the perfect balance for a complex and flavorful meal. The sweetness of a dessert or glass of dessert wine will bring out the subtle sweetness of the beef, creating an even more delicious taste experience.

You should look for something like a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon with dark chocolate and cherry notes for red wine. Alternatively, a Port or Late Harvest wine like a Malbec can also provide sweet notes that will complement the beef nicely.

For white wines, you could go for off-dry like Riesling or Gewurztraminer. For starters, wines that are neither dry nor sweet are called off-dry wines. Dry wines contain less than 10g/liter of sugar, and sweet wines contain more than 30 grams of sugar/liter. Off-dry wines fill the spectrum in between. If you’re looking for something with more body and complexity, then an oaked Chardonnay might do the trick!

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Choose The Right Wine Now

When it comes to pairings for Akaushi beef, the possibilities are endless. From bold reds to light whites, there’s a wine out there for everyone’s palate.

Whatever you choose, the key to success is finding a wine that can stand up to the rich flavor of Akaushi beef. Remember that experimenting is part of the fun, and there’s no shame in asking your server or wine steward for help. They’ve likely tried many of our popular dishes, so they’ll know exactly what to recommend.

So, don’t forget to order a bottle of your favorite wine with seafood the next time you visit Prime Steakhouse in McAllen. We look forward to serving you and pairing it with the perfect Akaushi beef dish for a truly unforgettable experience. Check out our steak and seafood menu now.