The end of summer is here. It’s time for back to school routines, busier schedules, and of course football season. You can make dinner easier (but still delicious) by breaking out that slow cooker. This recipe for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Bourbon Peach Barbecue Sauce from Prevention RD looks utterly amazing. Spend a few minutes prepping it in the morning, and come home to some amazing pulled pork at dinnertime. Enjoy this pork with one of these wines:
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe and Wine Pairing
Pulled pork can pair with a number of different wines (both red and white), but when prepared with a rich and intensely flavored BBQ sauce, like this peach bourbon sauce, we focus on rich, spicy, jammy red wines to stand up to the bold flavors in the dish.
Zinfandel: Michael David Winery Earthquake ~ $24
This is a big wine with lots of ripe and concentrated black berry and black cherry flavors, along with spice, pepper, smoke, and bold tannins. This is definitely a good choice if you plan to go big on the sauce and heavy on the meat! This wine can definitely handle some powerful BBQ flavors.
Zinfandel: Rodney Strong Knotty Vines ~ $19
Compared to the previous Zinfandel, this one offers more fresh berry aromas (rather than concentrated), with both black and red berry fruit, lots of pepper, spice, ripe fruit on the palate, and medium bodied feel all around. Definitely a great pair if you plan to serve these sandwiches up with a moderate to light amount of the rich sauce.
Zinfandel: Brazin Cellars Old Vine ~ $14
Another one on the rich and jammy side of Zinfandel. This Zin has big bold berry and plum aromas and flavors. It is spicy, with some pepper, along with some vanilla and oak tones. You’ll find more richness in the mouth with soft tannins, making it pair very smoothly with the intensity of the sweet and spicy pulled pork.
Syrah: Michael David Winery 6th Sense ~ $16
We’ve got another big and jammy wine here! This Syrah is big, jammy, and juicy, with rich fruit aromas, intense flavors in the mouth, and lots of spice, vanilla, and even coffee. Bring on all the sauce you want in the sandwiches because this wine can handle anything bold flavored.
Shiraz: The Little Penguin ~ $5
For an everyday value you can try this red from Australia. It’s fruity and approachable with some dark cherry and blackberry fruit, along with a touch of smoke and spice. Sweet fruit and spice make it flexible to pair with or without overdoing it on the BBQ sauce.
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