Prosciutto is a renowned Italian dry-cured ham that has earned a place in the hearts of food enthusiasts worldwide. Crafted from the hind leg of the pig and aged for several months, prosciutto boasts a delicate and velvety texture with … Read More
Best Red Wine to Pair with PorkPork has some natural sweetness to it, so stay away from bold, highly tannic reds like Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon which will over power the meat. Instead, a moderate, juicy red will be a solid choice and complement many different dishes.
- Bobal; fruity and pleasantly acidic.
- Pinot Noir; always a popular choice; light on body, high on aromatics.
- Cabernet Franc; medium body with tart fruit flavors, similar to Pinot Noir.
- Grenache; floral with strong berry flavor and notes of citrus.
- Sangiovese; savory, cherry flavor with notes of tomato.
Best White Wine to Pair with PorkIn spite of the US National Pork Board campaign labeling pork as ‘the other white meat’, pork is actually classified as a red meat. That being said, you can still find wonderful white wine pairing sure to enhance your meal. Again, with pork, it’s really all about the cut and preparation.
- Riesling; It’s light, sweet, crisp and highly acidic. It’s also highly versatile.
- Pinot Grigio; smooth, refreshing and not too complex.
- Albariño; Dry with high acidity and notes of lemon and grapefruit.
- Pinot Blanc; very light, and floral with notes of citrus and peach.
Pairing Wine with Various Pork Dishes
Pairing Wine With Pork BellyPork Belly is one of the fattier pork dishes so a wine with high acidity to cut through the fat and salt is a must. Champagne or any dry sparkling wine will fit the bill here. An acidic Pinot Noir or off-dry Riesling would work, as well.
Pairing Wine With Barbequed PorkBBQ pork has strong flavors and will overpower delicate wines. We suggest a dry rosé or a full-bodied Grenache to match the boldness of the meat.
Pairing Wine With BaconBacon, or cured pork is the pork belly section of the pig, that is cured for several days, smoked, and then sliced into thin strips. Those strips are then cooked (fried, baked, or microwaved), which creates a delicious and popular meat. Bacon is high in fat, salty, smoky and melts in your mouth. Choose a red wine that won’t be overpowered by the fat content and saltiness, like a cabernet sauvignon or syrah.
BLT sandwiches are ideal to pack and take to the beach or for a picnic to the park. With many different versions of a classic BLT coming into play with bread varieties, kinds of cold cuts and cheeses that you … Read More
Spam. The pink, salty, fatty, pressed meat in a can. For those uninitiated, Spam is a ham product produced by Hormel and introduced in 1937. It became popular world-wide during World War II, as it was easily shipped and could … Read More
Pulled pork is a common name for barbecued pork shoulder which has been shredded and then mixed with barbecue sauce. To pair the smokey flavorful meat with a wine, it is best to factor in the sweet, tangy sauce. The … Read More
Pork rinds are a beloved snack and accompaniment, believed to have originated in Mexico which is typically served with lime and chili. Nowadays it can be found all over the world in several different preparations. The best wine to go … Read More
Salami is a classic and necessary addition to anyone’s charcuterie board. Most people would even enjoy having some slices of salami by themselves, because of their incredibly delicious fatty flavor, with a variable spice as well. There are many different … Read More
If you are a pork lover and have not tried Porchetta (pronounced por-ketta), you should move it to the top of your list. This Italian favorite translates to “little pig” and is usually made by roasting a whole big, but … Read More
Pork belly is a staple in many different cuisines all around the world. It is very easy to make, and it tends to have a lot of flavor which makes it very popular.The meat does have a charming texture and … Read More
Pork Tenderloin is an elegant, lean, thin cut of meat which can be cooked in many different ways and it makes a great main course with a nice juicy texture. In this article we will touch on a couple of … Read More
Pork roast is a very versatile dish, juicy and full with flavor. It can be paired with both white and red wines, but what should be avoided are heavy tannic reds and fruity white wines. We would rather suggest going … Read More