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what wine pairs best with bacon?

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This came up the other day and I'm just curious what opinions others have. Personally I like a really light bodied fruit forward pinot noir, a couple russian rivers come to mind, or sometimes even a sweeter med to full bodied white like a chenin blanc if the bacon is particularly salty. And if I'm really in a mood, I may just opt for a glass of sparkling shiraz.

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  1. I like bacon or rillettes with fizzy red wines like Lambrusco or Brachetto or Marzemino. Also German kabinett's (especially the ones that are a bit petillant with CO2) are a great fit. Roses are a decent match too, but I avoid anything too big heavy or tannic. Oak & salty fats just seem to clash in my mouth.

      1. I love the FIZZ. Champagne, a dry Lambrusco, a sparkling rose....all good.
        Although cliche....and terribly predictable, my favorite is mimosa's with Bacon and eggs....I can't help it, I still love it. Acid, fruit and fizz with the salty, fatty porky goodness..mmmmmmm.....

        1. Bacon eh?

          I find "bacon" elements in many PN's and also FR Syrahs, especially from the Northern Rhône.

          I'd start looking there.

          Hunt

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          1. +1 for Riesling - from the Mosel, with some residual sugar. No-brainer.