Food Pairing

What Wine with Pork?

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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 apples and bacon (both classic dishes).

Wine can help bring out the flavor of your dish and also break up some of its richness and balance other ingredients in your meal (think peppercorns, for example). It all depends on the type of dish you are cooking and the food pairing style that works best for your taste buds.


Pork with light spices like cumin, garlic and fresh herbs is delicious with white wines like Sauvignon Blanc and German Riesling.

Pork with light spices like cumin, garlic and fresh herbs is delicious with white wines like Sauvignon Blanc and German Riesling.

These wines are generally lighter in body, but have good acidity that complements the mild flavor of the pork. They also typically have a fruity sweetness that enhances the pork’s natural flavour while reducing its fat and richness.

The sweetness of pork glazes or sauces goes especially well with sweet wines like Riesling or Gewürztraminer.

Wine and pork are a heavenly marriage, as the sweetness of pork toppingsor sauces goes particularly well with sweet wines like Riesling or Gewürztraminer. Sweet wines offer a nice fruity balance to the richness of hearty meats like pork.

If you’re looking for something dry, try the Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, a Côtes de Provence Rosé aged in oak barrels. Bacon, knuckle, or other savory foodsin a pork dish go well with a crisp, high-acid white wine like Verdicchio.

The saltiness of the dish will determine whether you prefer something dry and light or sweet and heavier.

If you have a savory dish, consider a crisp, sour white like Verdicchio.

Verdicchio is a type of Italian white wine produced in the Marche region of central Italy. It has a clean, bright taste with hints of citrus, green apple and pear.

It is very popular in its region because it also accompanies fish dishes, such as mussels or mussels, often seasoned with a lot of garlic (this would be an example of what is called a “salty” taste). This is an excellent value and versatile wine too.

 


If you have a juicy cut of pork that is definitely the star of the plate, you can opt for bold big reds like Shiraz or a bold Grenache.


If you have a roast pork that is definitely the star of the plate, you can opt for bold big reds like Syrah or a bold Grenache.

These wines must be full and full of fruit aromas, with notes of pepper and spice. They must age in oak barrels for at least a year before they are ready to drink, but it’s worth it!

Sweet fruit-based sauces and spicy foods both pair well with sweeter Riesling wines.

When it comes to wine, Rieslings are the perfect choice for pork dishes. If a sweeter taste isn’t your thing, try a semi-dry wine. The right combinationcan make a difference in how you perceive the flavors of your dish and what you want to drink next time!

Herb ribs are perfect with a dry rosé or a fruity red wine (Gewürztraminer if you want to stick with the white).

If you are looking for a wine to go with your pork, look no further. The classic boneless pork chop is often served with a side of sauteed vegetables and some type of starch such as mashed potatoes.

So, if you want to serve it as a main course, go for something more full-bodied like rose or Gewürztraminer. But if you take them as an aperitifbefore dinner, choose something lighter, like Sauvignon Blanc or German Riesling. If you like red, try Syrah or Grenache.

Roast pork goes well with Zinfandel due to the high acidity and berry flavors in both the wine and the meat.

Zinfandel is a good choice because it has low acidity and berry flavors, which go well with pork.

The wine also resists the strong flavor of the meat, making it an ideal choice for roast pork. It is a great option for Christmas.

Ham can also be better with the right wine

Ham is a great choice to pair with wine, but it’s not the only one. In fact, if you’re like me and have a long list of foods that go well with wine (as opposed to just one or two), it’s time to explore new pairings beyond a sandwich.

Final thoughts on pork with wine pairings:

So! Hope this gave you some ideas to try the next time you serve pork for Sunday lunch, or even a cheeky bacon roll and Alsatian Riesling.

  • Pork with light spices like cumin, garlic and fresh herbs is delicious with white wines like Sauvignon Blanc and German Riesling.
  • Hearty stews are good with full-bodied reds such as Shiraz (Syrah).
  • The sweetness of pork glazes or sauces goes especially well with sweet wines like Riesling or Gewürztraminer or Zinfandel.
  • Bacon, knuckle, or other savory foods in a pork dish go well with a crisp, high-acid white wine like Verdicchio.
  • Sweet fruit-based sauces and spicy foods both pair well with sweeter Riesling wines with good acidity.
  • Pork ribs are perfect with a dry rosé or a fruity red wine (Gewürztraminer if you want to stick with the white).

British pork is one of the best value meats available from butchers in the UK. There are many ways to pair wine with pork and make it work. Try these tips and let us know what happens.

 

Wine recommendation for pork – Turkey Vineyards Zinfandel

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Turley Dusi Zinfandel 2020 from Templeton Gap Distict, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California

What Wine with Pork?
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What Wine with Pork?