Need a Wine That Goes with a Dinner Based on Pork
I'm attending a dinner that will be comprised of six dishes (hot and cold) made with pork. What type of wine will pair well with that? I don't know any other ingredients other than the pork.
Thanks for any recommendations.
As you know, the problem is that you haven't provided us with enough information . . .
For example, a cold dish of, say, Jamon Iberico, Lomo, Chorizo and other meats of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin might call for a dry White Porto (like Churchill's), a white Douro (say, Quinta do Crasto), or even a Getariako Txakolina . . . But a cold dish of, say, pork rillettes might call for a ight but spicy red like a Côtes-du-Rhone (say, Domaine de la Mordorée). A hot entrée of baked ham, studded with cloves and pineapples, for example, would call for a very different wine than, say, a pork roast or barbecued spare ribs.
Without knowing any of the ingredients other than "pork," I would opt for Pinot Noir or Grenache for a red. For a white, there are more options: I love the aforementioned Churchill's with charcuterie, for example, but Riesling, white Rhône varieties (Marsanne, Rousanne, Grenache Blanc) or a Douro Branco would also work.
How it is being cooked as well as what other ingredients will be incorporated need to be known.
A good California Syrah, or a nice Chateauneuf de Pape. I love a good syrah with pork. A dry Grenache rose would be my choice for the lighter pork dishes.