Pairings | German riesling
5 good matches for roast pork belly
Pork belly has become one of the most popular main courses on restaurant menus so what should you drink with it? It doesn't have to be wine . . .
- Medium-dry cider. It may not be the flashiest choice but it’s top of my list. Pork and cider go together like - well, pork and cider. Pear cider (perry) works well too, especially sparkling perry
- India Pale Ale, particularly heavily hopped American pale ales with a touch of sweetness. A brilliant match
- German spätlese Riesling. Pork belly is quite fatty so the delicious sharpness of a Riesling really cuts through especially when the pork is served with apple. Alsace and Austrian Rieslings work well too
- Beaujolais and other Gamay-based reds. Bright and fruity. Just the job.
- Southern French Grenache-based reds such as Côtes du Rhône work well if you fancy a red.
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