Grilled Pork Pairings

6 wines for your favorite pork dishes


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Grilled Pork Pairings Ohh, but I could really go for some 'cue and cold beer today! I'm actually writing this from the North American Wine Blogger's Conference in Charlottesville, Va. Now while Virginia might not seem too Southern, it's about as far south as I'm likely to get this year and considering summer is in full swing, I've been searching for some Bar-B-Q! Sadly, I might strike out on that front, but that doesn't mean pork is not in my future. It just means that I may have to wait until my return to New York and settle for some pork fresh off the grill, rather than out of the pit.

Pork is a wonderful meat, juicy when cooked properly, tender, tasty and yet with a neutral character that takes well to a wide variety of seasonings and spice. This lineup of delicious grilling opportunities is sure to make your next dinner by the coal a winner by the coals, and pairing these dishes with an appropriate wine can only make things better!

Photo courtesy She Simmers

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  • Snooth User: Big Ron
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    Yes there is great BBQ in Virginia. Check out Pierce's Bar-B-Que Pit in Williamsburg area. Long estabished local favorite. Ron Otto

    Jul 22, 2011 at 5:48 PM

  • Snooth User: Dramoth
    846461 9

    I would actually go with a Gewürztraminer instead of the Chardonnay. The gewürz is a nice fruity and some rich spicy overtones. I think that it would complement this dish perfectly. There is one from Chile that I found, but it was a cleanskin that had been labelled by the supplier with a generic label.

    Jul 23, 2011 at 3:19 AM

  • Snooth User: Stephen Harvey
    Hand of Snooth
    220753 1,287

    We had roasted pork belly with a lemon thyme and garlic as the core spices served with roast vegetables
    Had a 10 Penna Lane Skilly Clare Riesling and an 09 Ashton Hills Pinot Noir, both were very complimentary to the dish

    Jul 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

  • Snooth User: Svennevig
    613678 66

    I am not such a fan of whites with pork, even with roast pork I like a nice red wine. you need a bit acidity to cut the fat of pork. Also a bit of complexity that you don't find in whites. whites generally are prone to more brighter less mellow fruit tastes.
    My preference would be Malbecs like Norton or Gascon. Chiantis like Ruffino, Gabbiano, Ducale or Banfi Riserva.
    Even super-tuscans like Monte Antico, or Villa Dante. There are also good Merlots that work well. Some sauvignon blancs might be good with a nice roasted pork loin. something with an a tart apple taste. Even maybe a chilean carmenmere might work too, with all the savory and spice. PKNT is an interesting value.

    Jul 25, 2011 at 4:02 PM

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