Cork & Pork – Pairing Ravenswood Zinfandel with BBQ Pulled Pork, Part II

A pig drinking a bottle of Zinfandel

Pairing Zinfandel with BBQ pulled pork

[At the Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National Championships, I sat as a judge for the Cork & Pork event. Here contestants must show the best pairing showcasing their BBQ Pulled Pork and Ravenswood Zinfandel Vintners Blend 2012]

In previous years, the winners of both the Pork Butt event and the Cork & Pork competition have been the same. This year, the winners are different. I meet the winner of the Pork Butt-only competition at work that evening, Larry. “I’m a cook. I don’t understand what it is you do! What are you looking for?” Larry wants advice on how to win the Cork & Pork event as well.

What do we look for when we pair BBQ with Zinfandel? (more…)

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