Okay because couldn't taste any marinade really at all! Used a sirloin steak and the meat was fine and tasty as a sirloin steak is. Marinated for 15 minutes: 1 lb steak with 1/2 the marinade. If I were to try again I would use full amount for our usual steak and marinate it for 45 minutes to see if there is any flavour. The recommended wine was lovely.