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What Wine with Pork?

I’m often asked about pairing wine with pork. The wrong wine to pair with a pork dish often leaves a bland, bland meal. Either the white meat becomes too dry and difficult to digest with a tannic wine. Or salt pork dishes completely overwhelm the wine. That’s why you don’t need to believe in one single rule when it comes to pairing wine and food. Read on for some basic guidelines for pairing wines with pork dishes. With the right wine, hearty pork dishes can truly shine. When pairing wine with pork, choose a wine that complements, rather than overwhelms, the dish you are preparing. But choosing a bottle based on color isn’t always the best way to do this. Some of the best pairings are white wines as well, which may seem counterintuitive at first, as we often associate red wine with more robust flavors like pork and charcuterie platters. But there’s no denying that pork goes well with many wines, and it doesn’t matter if you’re serving roast pork with rosemary or braised chicken legs with …