This post is in collaboration with Woodwork Wines. All opinions are my own.
Even though it is winter, Brad and I still like to use our grill for cooking dinner whenever possible. I guess this is one advantage to living in Seattle – our winters are pretty mild (although Brad does get rained out pretty often as he goes out to the grill). When I was offered the opportunity to try out Woodwork Wines I thought it sounded like a delicious wine to enjoy during a dinner; little did I know how fitting it would be when we actually got the chance to try it out.
That plywood under this picture is my actual countertop right now. Since our floors are ripped up from the lovely water leak we’ve decided to do a couple other home renovations. Below is a picture of the island that we are currently working on installing. We had a peninsula which separated the kitchen and living room and we are turning into a giant island which includes seating on two of the sides (the last little bit of the peninsula is still sticking out on the right).
And now back to our regularly scheduled post about steak and wine! Along with the wine, Woodwork sent along some recipe ideas which featured their own dry rub. Dry rubs are such an easy way to add some flavoring to steak and work great for grilling.
I used my Signature Dry Rub (which features flavors of garlic, onion, paprika and lots of other spices) on this steak and it turned out absolutely delicious. I used about 2 teaspoons per steak of the dry rub.
Along with our steak, we also enjoyed homemade pickles, grilled bell peppers and a fresh dinner roll.
The Woodwork Cabernet Sauvignon was a great match with the steak. It features flavors of blackberries, cherries, chocolate, and hazelnuts. Woodwork wine is formed around the belief that craftsmanship is “best done by hand and from the heart” which is shown both in their flavor profile; and also through their handstamped wine labels.
I will definitely be looking for Woodwork wines when I’m out shopping for wine and look forward to trying more of their varieties.