Wine Pairing With Bacon?

I take it you're not going to have a plate of bacon as a course? Or, is it a breakfast with wine pairings? Smile

Thinking of dishes I do or have with bacon - for most of those dishes I don't think the bacon would be a strong influence for the wine I pair with those dishes. But it probably would be cool to work in a syrah that has bacon flavors at some point in the dinner, maybe by itself even?
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:
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Originally posted by Danyull:
Northern Rhone, obvi.


super obvi.


which is why people should stop being boring and try it with some port =)

unless mneely was looking for some reaffirmation from everyone else on what to pour.
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Originally posted by g-man:
which is why people should stop being boring and try it with some port =)

such a port pusher. Wink

i think syrah would be too bold for bacon. i'd go with malbec or carmenere.

some friends once paired bacon mac & cheese with a white burgundy.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
I take it you're not going to have a plate of bacon as a course? Or, is it a breakfast with wine pairings? Smile

Thinking of dishes I do or have with bacon - for most of those dishes I don't think the bacon would be a strong influence for the wine I pair with those dishes. But it probably would be cool to work in a syrah that has bacon flavors at some point in the dinner, maybe by itself even?


+1

Really depends on what the rest of the dish is. You wouldn't pair bacon wrapped scallops with the same wine you would bacon wrapped filet just because they both have bacon.
Not sure I would go with a North Rhone as there is enough bacon flavor going on in the food, why look for it in the wine too? Of all French wine regions, Alsace is very "pig" oriented in food. Not saying it is a good match but I assume it is paired often there. A good friend of mine from the region says they don't just eat part of the pig, they cook and eat all of the pig. Eek
Mneeley, I know it's not necessary, but I'm going to take a moment to summarize all the excellent suggestions you've received, because let's face it, we forumites have made your wine selection really easy.

The perfect wine pairing with bacon is clearly and unequivocally white, red, rosé, sparkling, dessert, fortified dessert wine, or maple syrup.

No matter which type you choose, obviously the wine should come from the Northern Rhone, Southern Rhone, California, Spain, South America, Bordeaux, Alsace, Portugal, Champagne, Nova Scotia, Loire Valley, or Washington State. It is clearly the consensus among the sophisticated palates here that Italian, Hungarian, or Hawaiian wines simply will not work.

Now that we've narrowed it down so precisely for you, there is definitely only one obvious option that you can choose. Please be sure to post how it went.
Funny, the first wine that popped to mind was Riesling, which has not been explicitly mentioned, although implicit in the Alsatian suggestion.
I'd go with a Spatlese.
If a red, a fruit forward WA or CA with a slight touch of RS- not Aussie, though, or anything jammy. Maybe a Zin.
More probably a good craft beer. If not, keep the water glasses filled.
Thanks all! I think the sweet whites are a good idea. One, because I already have many, and two, there will be enough other people bringing reds to the dinner. So dessert may be an unfilled niche.
While not Alsatian, I have a good cross section of J.J. Prüm Spatlese that I will bring.
Also, as a backup, I have a '10 Chakana Estate Selection Malbec that came highly recommended.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Mneeley, I know it's not necessary, but I'm going to take a moment to summarize all the excellent suggestions you've received, because let's face it, we forumites have made your wine selection really easy.

The perfect wine pairing with bacon is clearly and unequivocally white, red, rosé, sparkling, dessert, fortified dessert wine, or maple syrup.

No matter which type you choose, obviously the wine should come from the Northern Rhone, Southern Rhone, California, Spain, South America, Bordeaux, Alsace, Portugal, Champagne, Nova Scotia, Loire Valley, or Washington State. It is clearly the consensus among the sophisticated palates here that Italian, Hungarian, or Hawaiian wines simply will not work.

Now that we've narrowed it down so precisely for you, there is definitely only one obvious option that you can choose. Please be sure to post how it went.


Last night was a blast, and Seaquam was right on the money. It was literally a bottle of darn near everything.
As an aside, that bottle of Chakana malbec showed very well for such a young wine.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Mneeley, I know it's not necessary, but I'm going to take a moment to summarize all the excellent suggestions you've received, because let's face it, we forumites have made your wine selection really easy.

The perfect wine pairing with bacon is clearly and unequivocally white, red, rosé, sparkling, dessert, fortified dessert wine, or maple syrup.

No matter which type you choose, obviously the wine should come from the Northern Rhone, Southern Rhone, California, Spain, South America, Bordeaux, Alsace, Portugal, Champagne, Nova Scotia, Loire Valley, or Washington State. It is clearly the consensus among the sophisticated palates here that Italian, Hungarian, or Hawaiian wines simply will not work.

Now that we've narrowed it down so precisely for you, there is definitely only one obvious option that you can choose. Please be sure to post how it went.


Last night was a blast, and Seaquam was right on the money. It was literally a bottle of darn near everything.
As an aside, that bottle of Chakana malbec showed very well for such a young wine.


LOL Thank you Seaquam and MNeely! I needed a good laugh after working all afternoon on a Sunday. Seaquam did put it eloquently, and good to hear that Saturday was a blast!

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