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Jul 4, 2010 09:26 AM

In need of wine pairing advice. What goes with Greek-style pork kebabs?

Both red and white suggestions are welcome. The main is kebab'ed pork tenderloin that has been marinating in olive oil, lemon, garlic, chili flakes, salt, pepper, and a whole lot of oregano. It wil be grilled and then served with tzatziki (naturally).

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  1. White - if you like sweet, Riesling. if not, Pinot Blanc or Albarino.
    Red - Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc

    1. Continue the Greek theme with an Assyrtiko from the island of Santorini. This fragrant varietal has a nice acidity that will balance the kebab seasonings. Boutari is a reliable producer.

        1. Depends on how Greek you want to go. Retsina would be "all the way."

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          1. re: Caroline1

            i was hesitant to suggest Retsina, because its unique, assertive flavor definitely isn't for everyone...and if you don't choose a good one you'll end up drinking wine that tastes like turpentine. but ernie's Assyrtiko suggestion would be a nice compromise.

          2. Roditis, Roditis and more Roditis. Opaa!

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            1. re: Vinny Barbaresco

              Or a good Xinomavro or Agiorgitiko red or rose. A little chilled.