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Jerky + Wine Pairings

23 Feb 19

We love jerky so much, we’d pair it with pretty much anything! While traditional jerky is thought of as a snack to take on the trail, our jerky has created a whole new standard. Made with 100% filet mignon, you know that you are eating the best jerky on the face of the planet. Here at Three Jerks Jerky, we created our jerky with the intention of providing a high-class experience, every single time so we’ve partnered with Max Coane formerly the Head Sommelier of the 3 Michelin Starred Saison in San Francisco to pair our Jerky with some of his favorite wines:



1. Chipotle Adobo – Günther Steinmetz Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling 2013

Whoever said that Riesling was sweet and for little girls was lying. Well…kind of lying. Just a hint of sweetness here to balance out the spice of our Chipotle Adobo Jerky. Juicy, salty, and mineral, goldtröpfchen translates to “Little Drops of Gold,” and you’ll want to shower yourself with these golden drops after trying this pairing.


2. Maple Bourbon Churro – Chateau Robin Cotes de Castillon 2012

Some things in life are just so wrong that they become right, bacon and chocolate, potato chips and caviar, getting drunk with your sister’s friends, but one pairing that’s so right you can’t go wrong is our Maple Bourbon Churro Jerky and Chateau Robin’s Bordeaux Rouge from the Cotes de Castillon. Dark red fruit and a pleasant herbaceous quality but with funky dirty backbone. Maybe it’s more like drinking with your sister’s friends than we previously realized.


3. Veri Veri Teriyaki – Tentaka Shuzo Junmai, ‘Tentaka Kuni – Hawk in the Heavens

Isn’t sake that stuff you drink hot and drop into beers? Sure if you’re still in college.  Sake is as complex and delicious as wine and often times can be a better pairing with food. Also, to be clear, premium sake should always be enjoyed cold, that stuff you’ve been shooting at the all you can drink sushi special is more like rubbing alcohol than a delicious beverage, sorry bro. Hawk in the Heavens is dry but with a really interesting savory “umami” texture. The deep savory notes of our Teriyaki Jerky will leave your mouth screaming for more.



4. Memphis Brand BBQ – Bernard Levet "La Chavaroche" Côte-Rôtie 2013

Have you ever stuck your nose in a wine and thought, ‘Damn this wine smells like a BBQ?’ If you did, more than likely you were drinking a wine from Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhône valley of France. Syrah is king here. Beefy, peppery, smoky and rich, the wines of the “Roasted Slopes” present the best examples of why Syrah’s are some of the longest lived wines in the world. Syrah and BBQ go together like your favorite BBQ pit master and their cousin.


5. Original – 2013 Anakota "Helena Montana" Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

A big red wine and a steak. In a world of classic combinations this is as simple as it gets. Which is why we’re going for the Anakota out of Knights Valley in Sonoma California. Classic dark fruit tones, graphite, menthol, and hard spices compliment the deep savory flavors of our Original flavor Jerky.


6. Hamburger – 2013 Presqu’ile Pinot Noir, Presqu’ile Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Burger and microbrew, so 2009 dude. Wine is here to stay. Produced in partnership with one of the true wizards of Burgundy Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac, this beautiful example of the “New California” style of Pinot Noir screams out of the glass with rose petal, dried orange, red fruit and five spice. Rich and complex to play off the meaty flavors of the Hamburger Jerky.



The world of wine can be daunting, don’t be afraid to just crack your favorite bottle and rip into a bag of Jerky. Only you will know what works best for your palate but hopefully these wines will help kick start the process for you.