When choosing a wine for a pork dish, a good red or white will work equally well. Pork is so often served with a fruity sauce of some kind so here are some basic tips to guide you.
Wines for Pork
- Pork with apple sauce – a peary Pinot Gris, toasty Chardonnay or light Pinot Noir are perfect matches.
- Sweet and sour pork – an off-dry Riesling or elegant Chardonnay are ideal.
- Garlicky pork – fresh whites like Arneis or Viognier are wonderful matches.
- Braised pork belly – enhance the spices with a soft, peppery Shiraz.
- Barbecue pork – you can't go wrong with a full-bodied rosé or juicy Syrah Grenache blend.
- Pork dumplings – Riesling, sparkling wine, Torrontés or dry rosé.
- Pork sausages or chops – rich Pinot Gris, spicy Viognier or aged Semillon.
- Sticky pork spareribs – fruit-filled red like Grenache or Syrah.