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Jan 28, 2011 06:00 AM

Charcoal Grilled pork tenderloin and veggies - what to drink?

It is great weather in Houston right now, and we need to grill! I *could* go with some old standby's, but I was hoping you all might have some interesting different choices....

Simple grilled pork tenderloin (probably a dry spice rub, but no sauce) and grilled summer vegetables (bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, zucchini). And perhaps a few grilled tortillas.


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    1. re: invinotheresverde

      Ha! I know, that's what the hubby will do for sure, but I'm not really a beer drinker...

      1. re: invinotheresverde

        invinotheresverde: You are? I thought you were vegetarian. Congrats on the change.

      2. Sounds like it might be very "fruit friendly", maybe go with a big but lighter California or Aussie wine. A lighter "summery wine" might be nice like a lightly chilled Gamay.

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        1. re: sedimental

          I actually picked up an Oregon pinot noir (the easier choice I thought!) and a white rhone blend. But yes, I was thinking a gamay might be nice if we were doing "fruit" with the pork, but it will probably just be tomato salsa on the side.

        2. A rose, still or sparkling. Two cavas roses that come to mind: Cristalino and Codorniu.

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          1. re: souvenir

            I'd go for any number of mid-weight reds, fresh with some fruit and good acid and chillable. France: Cotes du Rhone (Villages); Chinon/Bourgeuil; Galliac, Fronton-Cotes du Frontonnais. Italy: Sangiovese di Romagna or a mid-range Chianti; Aglianico or Piedirosso fr Campania; Dolcetto; Grignolino or Ruche fr Piedmont; Valpollicela; not too old Cannonau or a Monica di Sardegna; Etna Rosso. Many of these reds CdR, Etna, etc) have roses, too.

          2. Central Coast Pinot Noirs came immediately to mind. ;)

            1. German Riesling.
              Depending on vintage and producert, a young Kabinett or a Spatlese with some age.