Welcome to the third article in our series about how to pair wines with your traditional grilling favorites. This time – pulled pork.
It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. And here at Honest Cooking, we don’t shy away from challenges like tasting through hundreds of bottles of wine to find out which wines pair the best with grilled foods.
Follow this article series to learn more about which bottles you should be drinking with grilling favorites like Medium Rare Steak, Grilled Shrimp, Quick Fired Tuna, Pulled Pork, and Grilled Vegetables, BBQ Sauces, Rich Sauces and Dips.
Pulled pork, the mighty classic of the BBQ line-up. Best friend of the sandwich, and – if done right – one of the major delights of the grilling season. Be it spicy, sweet, or tangy, it will grace our dinner table in almost any shape or combination possible.
And yes, you can definitely pair this with a crisp American pale ale, but here at Honest Cooking we crave wine with our swine. And with that, here are the wines that you should be pairing with your next Pulled Pork extravaganza.
Splurge for World-Class:
For when you sold your company and you want the neighbors to know that not only can you afford the good stuff – you actually also know what the good stuff is. These wines are incredible, and you will want to share them with people that know how to appreciate the best.
Proprietary Pinot Noir 2018
Wester Reach Pinot Noir 2019
Big and Delicious:
For when you’ve bought some gorgeous seafood you really can’t afford, and you realize you need a bottle of wine you also can’t afford to accompany it. These wines are very high quality and will make even the most stubborn of wine snob accept you as their peer.
Pinot Noir Two Creeks Vineyards 2019
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020
Bouchard Père & Fils
Beaune du Château Premier Cru 2018
Punching Above its Weight Class:
For when you want your guests to think you’ve spent 100 bucks on the wine, but it really is less than half of that.
Red Wine 2018
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Private Reserve Chardonnay 2019
Bourbon Barrel 2019 Red Blend
For when your uncle who claims he knows about wine comes over, and you don’t want to spend a shit ton of money but still want him to say “this is good stuff”. These awesome wines will make your shrimp shine without jeopardizing your bankroll.
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir 2019
Love White 2020
Scout & Cellar
Dove Hunt Dog Pinot Noir 2020
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 2017
Pinot Noir 2019
Kalle Bergman is a food writer and media entrepreneur who is the founder of Honest Cooking and PAIR Magazine. As a food writer, his writing has been regularly featured in publications like Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and Serious Eats. He is obsessed with simple food, more often than not from his native Scandinavia.