Which Wine Goes With Pork Dishes, Pairings, Part 2

It can be really worth your while to spend a little extra time and perhaps just a littlle extra money to match your wine and food. A pork chop is a slice of meat cut perpendicularly to the spine of the pig. Different cuts include center cut or pork loin chops, rib chops, blade or shoulder chops, and sirloin chops. The best chops for grilling are center cut and rib chops. The other chops may be braised. Classical wine pairings for pork chops include Beaujolais, Chardonnay, and California Sauvignon Blanc. You might also consider a Cabernet Franc, Merlot, or Cotes du Rhone. For Smoked Pork Chops why not go with a Syrah or Zinfandel?

Pork Tenderloin is a fancy, quick to cook cut of pork that may seem expensive but has almost no waste. It is very versatile, for example, you can roast it, grill it, fry it, or stir fry it and serve pork tenderloin with a wide variety of sauces. Classic wine pairings for Pork Tenderloin include Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. You won’t kick yourself if you go for r an Italian Dolchetto, a French Beaujolais, or an Italian Chianti. You can also pair the wine to the sauce.

In the good old days pork tended to be quite a fatty meat. The new pork is quite lean. Do not trim the fat before roasting. You may even want to moisten the meat with a marinade. Loin of pork is a fine cut for roasting. Use a fairly low temperature and make sure that the meat is fairly well done. The sauce and stuffing, if any, will influence the wine pairing. Traditional wine pairings for roast pork include Beaujolais and Pinot Noir. You might also try Alsatian white wines or a Chardonnay.

A suckling pig has fed only on its mother’s milk. It is slaughtered between two to six weeks, and traditionally roasted or cooked on a spit. The dish is usually reserved for special occasions. It is quite popular in China, many European countries, and Louisiana.The classical wine pairing for suckling pig is the Italian Barbresco. You might also select a red Spanish Rioja or Viognier, a white wine. When in doubt about which wine to go with a tasty pork dish, a fine Italian wine is almost always a good choice. Please remember, should your recipie or your inspiration call for cooking with some wine, never ever choose a so-called cooking wine, go with a good one.

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